La Center Bottoms Bird Walk
March 30 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Get outside and enjoy our mild spring 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, floodplains, shorelines, 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 of the 20th century to create cropland. Part of the dike has failed to recreate a habitat for waterfowl, otters, and coyotes. It’s now one of three state-designated “Watchable Wildlife” spots in Clark County.
Please register in advance (our walks do fill up) by phoning the Vancouver shop at 503-445-2699, and press 5.
Meeting Spot – Traveling NW LaCenter Rd from I-5, immediately after the bridge over the East Fork Lewis River, turn right on W. 3rd Street, then take the next right and proceed down the hill. Park near the trailhead by the water reclamation plant.
Advance reservations are required—we limit the number of participants to ensure that everyone has an enjoyable and educational experience. Dress for the weather, and please, no pets!