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Nature Walks and Classes

How to use this Bird Walk and Class Calendar

Click on "Classes" (righthand side of this web page) to see a list of only classes, not bird walks or children's activities. Click on For Kids (righthand side of this web page) to see the walks or classes designed especially with youngsters in mind. Click on Walks to see only the bird walks we have scheduled. Read more...

Sauvie Island (Oak Island Trail) - September 27th

Stroll the Oak Island trail on a free expert-guided walk with naturalist Elaine Murphy. Situated between Sturgeon and Steelman Lakes on Sauvie Island, this grassy peninsula and its towering oaks offer stellar birding opportunities. This time we'll watch Sandhill Cranes, and can also expect to see grassland, upland, and riparian species. Read more...

Cooper Mountain Kid’s Walk - October 5th

Child educator and naturalist Elaine Murphy introduces kids to the plants and animals that live in Cooper Mountain Nature Park on a free nature walk from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Space is limited; advance registration required. Read more...

Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge Bird Walk -  October 11, 2014

Enjoy the sights and sounds of migrating geese, ducks and other birds on this free expert-guided bird walk at the gateway to the Columbia Gorge Scenic Area. Read more...

Sandy River Delta Kid’s Nature Walk on October 12th

Child educator and naturalist Elaine Murphy introduces kids to the plants and animals that live near the Sandy River Delta on a free nature walk from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Space is limited; advance registration required: please phone or stop by the Clackamas Backyard Bird Shop (503-496-0908). Kid's Walks meet at the location, specifics are provided when you register. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Read more...

Tualatin National Wildlife Refuge Free Bird Walk -  October 19th

Beginning to intermediate birders will enjoy this excursion. Preregistration prior to the date of the walk is required, so please phone our Lower Boones Ferry shop at (503) 635-2044 to reserve your spot. Read more...

Koll Creekside Bird Walk, November 1

Escape the winter doldrums with a Westside birding adventure to Koll Creekside Marsh! Read more...

Powell Butte Bird Walk - November 16

Join naturalist Elaine Murphy and host Clackamas Backyard Bird Shop for a free tour of this unique Portland natural area and discover the birds and wildlife of Powell Butte Nature Park. One of Portland’s extinct volcanoes, Powell Butte, features meadows, wild hawthorns and cedar groves, that provide a home to a variety of species. Read more...

Graham Oaks Nature Park, December 7

Join wildlife expert Elaine Murphy on an expert-guided bird walk in Graham Oaks Nature Park. Metro staff and volunteers have planted over 150,000 trees and 100 million grass and flower seeds, to enhance existing oak savanna and Douglas fir forests. The result is an area rich in wildlife and fauna. Read more...

Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden,  December 13

Amidst the thousands of rhododendrons on the seven-acre Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden, a jewel of a lake hosts wintering waterfowl. Take a free expert-guided bird walk with naturalist, Elaine Murphy, to seek ducks, mergansers, herons, and kingfishers. Read more...

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