La Center Bottoms Bird Walk
April 11 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Get outside and enjoy our mild April weather with a birding adventure to Clark County, Washington! Join naturalist Elaine Murphy and the hosting Backyard Bird Shop of Vancouver for a free tour of La Center Bottoms, a 314-acre county-owned stewardship site consisting of wetlands, flood plain, shoreline and forested uplands.
The East Fork of the Lewis River flows past the town of La Center. Originally a natural wetland, the river lowlands were diked in the early years on the 20th century to create cropland. Part of the dike has failed recreating a habitat for waterfowl, otters and coyotes. It’s now one of three state-designated “Watchable Wildlife” spots in Clark County.
We plan to meet at 8:00 a.m. at the Vancouver Backyard Bird Shop to carpool to the site. Advance reservations are required—we limit the number of participants to ensure that everyone has an enjoyable and educational experience. Some of our walks do fill up, so phone the shop to reserve your spot as soon as you can. Dress for the weather, and please, no pets!