Smith-Bybee Lakes Bird Walk
March 16 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Stroll a remarkable Portland treasure on a free expert-guided walk with naturalist Elaine Murphy. Smith and Bybee Wetlands Natural Area is a public park and nature reserve between the Columbia Slough and the Columbia River in Portland, Oregon. At about 2,000 acres, it is one of the largest urban freshwater wetlands in the United States.
Watch for lots of birds and a variety of interesting wildlife, including beavers, river otters, black-tailed deer, osprey, bald eagles and Western painted turtles. You’ll also see a water control structure that is restoring this network of sloughs, wetlands and forests.
We’ll meet at the Northeast Portland Backyard Bird Shop (1419 N.E. Fremont Ave.) at 8:00 a.m. and then carpool to the start of the walk. The walk will last 2 – 3 hours. 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 Portland shop (503-445-2699) to reserve your spot as soon as you can! Dress for the weather, and, please, no pets!