Portland Sneak Creepers
Join Audubon Conservation Staffer Micah Meskel on a behind the scenes tour of some of the Portland Metro Area’s most important and endangered habitats. This trip will include a mix of destinations that Portland Audubon played a key role in preserving, as well as habitat that we are actively working to protect today. The tour will cover several sites in the metro area with a range of habitat types which should ensure a diversity of bird species seen. Overall the trip will include a balance of casual birding, special access to some off limits sites, and a running dialogue on the conservation history behind many of the locations. A Minimum of $45 in pledges is requested.
Trip Date(s): Saturday, May 6, 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: Less than 1 mile per site.; Trip Duration: 7 hrs; Greatest Elevation Gain: Minimal; Sun Exposure: 50%; Walking and Trail Conditions: Easy: Little to no walking, minimal elevation change, and minimal hazards. Appropriate for the young and the elderly, participants with fair walking ability. Trails are generally in good condition with minimal hazards. Short out and back walks/hikes at several sites, mostly on trails.
Maximum Number of Participants: 12
Your Leader Biography:
About your Leader, Micah Meskel:
Micah Meskel has worked in a variety of position in Portland Audubon's conservation department for the last five years. In his current position as conservation field coordinator he helps manage the departments activist program, while also doing policy work and helping out with the wildlife care center.