One spot still open!
Bird some lesser known Clackamas County sites with Audubon Society of Portland educator and long-time local birder, Dan van den Broek. We will move at a pace that provides an opportunity to enjoy the birds and to discuss ID and basic information about the species we encounter. Plan to check out some of the best small Willamette floodplain wetlands for Cinnamon Teal, Great Egret, and shorebirds such as the Solitary Sandpiper. Wander through oak woodlands to look for migrating Warblers, Hutton’s Vireo, Flycatchers, White-breasted Nuthatch and Acorn Woodpecker. We will wind our way up to the foothills of the cascades to search for Western Bluebirds, Townsend’s Solitaire, and since this is around the time of migration, let’s hope to encounter something unexpected! A Minimum of $50 in pledges is requested.
Trip Date(s): Saturday, May 5, 2018
Meeting Time: 8:00 a.m. Estimated Return Time: 3 p.m.
Trip Rating and Physical Activity: Relaxed: We stop to enjoy the habitat and take time to enjoy good looks at common, as well as rare birds with the objective of everyone getting a chance to see the bird.
Walking Distance: < 1 mile; Trip Duration: 7 hours; Greatest Elevation Gain: < 150 ft.; Sun Exposure: 50%; Walking and Trail Conditions: Average: Walking 1 mile+, moderate grade, occasional steep sections or stairs. Up to 150 ft. Appropriate for participants with average walking ability. Trails may have rocks, roots or other hazards. Smooth level paths.
Maximum Number of Participants: 11