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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...

Owl Prowl -  Feb. 8

Learn about these magnificent birds of the night, first in a short class held at our N.E. Portland location of Backyard Bird Shop, and then on location at Whitaker Ponds! Read more...

Mary S. Young Park Bird Walk - Jan. 18

Join wildlife expert, Elaine Murphy, for a morning walk through Mary S. Young park to look for wintering songbirds. Our expert-guided bird walks are a great way to see and learn to recognize our local birds. Read more...

Sauvie Island (Oak Island Trail)  Feb. 14

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...

Owl Prowl - Feb. 22

Meet at the Beaverton location of Backyard Bird Shop to learn about these magnificent birds of the night, first with an introductory slide show and then on location as we carpool to a local park to look and listen for owls. Read more...

Oaks Bottom Bird Walk -  Feb. 28

Portland is known as a livable city but did you know fish and wildlife find it livable too thanks to places like Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge. Join expert naturalist Elaine Murphy as she takes you on a free bird walk through Portland’s own urban wildlife refuge. Read more...

Ridgefield NAtional Wildlife Refuge - March 28

Join wildlife expert Elaine Murphy on a free guided bird walk at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. Our bird walks are a great way to see and learn to recognize our local birds. Read more...

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