Smith-Bybee Lakes Bird Walk
October 30 @ 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.
Our guide requires everyone (even full-vaccinated people) to wear masks to participate in this walk.
To accompany Elaine on the bird walk, we ask that you register in advance by phoning the Portland shop at 503-445-2699, press 3. We’ll meet at the parking lot at 8:00 a.m. 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. Dress for the weather, and, please, no pets!