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Nature Walks and Classes

How to use this Bird Walk and Class Calendar

Scroll the complete list of walks, classes and other events or fine tune your search like this: Click on the "Classes" category (righthand side of this web page) to see a list of only classes, not bird walks or children's activities. Click on the category 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...

MASON BEE COCOON CLEANING CLASS - Lake Oswego ON JANUARY 12

Reserve your space now for the Mason Bee Cocoon Cleaning Class on Tuesday, January 12th in our Lake Oswego shop from 6:15 - 8 p.m. Read more...

Owl Prowl , February 7

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...

Sauvie Island (Oak Island Trail) , February 13

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...

Oaks Bottom Bird Walk, February 20

Portland is known as a livable city but 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. This free nature walk is hosted by the Lake Oswego (Lower Boones Ferry Rd. area) location of Backyard Bird Shop. Read more...

Owl Prowl,  February 21

Learn about these magnificent birds of the night by allowing naturalist and educator Elaine Murphy to introduce you to them! First at the N.E. Portland location of Backyard Bird Shop for an introductory slide show, then we'll carpool to Whitaker Ponds to look and listen for owls. Read more...

Owl Prowl, March 6

Learn about these magnificent birds of the night, first with a class at the West Linn Backyard Bird Shop, and then carpool to Tryon Creek State Park to look and listen for owls. Read more...

Jackson Bottom State Park Bird Walk,  March 12

Our expert-guided bird walk through Jackson Bottom State Park is a great way to see and learn to recognize our local birds. We will meet at 8:00 a.m. the Backyard Bird Shop located in the Fred Meyer center across from Beaverton Town Square to carpool to the walk site. The walk will last until approximately 10:30 a.m. . Pre-registration prior to the day of the walk is required -- save your spot by phoning 503-626-0949. Read more...

Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge Bird Walk, March 20

Join naturalist and educator Elaine Murphy from 8:00 a.m. until approximately 10:30 a.m. to learn about wild bird identification and bird behavior during a free bird-oriented nature walk. Our expert-guided bird walks are a great way to see and learn to recognize local birds! Suitable for older children and adults with zero to intermediate birding skills. Pre-registration is required prior to the date of the walk. Please phone our Vancouver shop at (360) 253-5771 to reserve your spot. Read more...

Powell Butte Bird Walk, March 26

Join naturalist Elaine Murphy and the hosting Backyard Bird Shop in West Linn Central Village for a free tour of this unique Portland natural area and discover the birds and wildlife of Powell Butte Nature Park. One of Portland’s extinct volcanoes, Powell Butte, features meadows, wild hawthorns and cedar groves, that provide a home to a variety of species. Read more...

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