Join the Red-Breasted Winesuckers for this year’s Birdathon as we head out for a full day of fun and birding. Lacy Campbell will guide you down the I-5 corridor in search of birds and fun. Our highlight will be a tour of Turtle Ridge Wildlife Center in Salem. We’ll have the Audubon van as well as rental vans so there won’t be the long train of cars trying to stay together! Transportation and a light breakfast are included. A Minimum of $45 in pledges is required.
Trip Date(s): Saturday, May 12, 2018
Meeting Time: 8 a.m. Estimated Return Time: 5 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; Trip Duration: 9 hours; Greatest Elevation Gain: Less than 150 ft.; Sun Exposure: 20%; 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. Relaxed Pace/ Average Walking
Maximum Number of Participants: 20
Your Leader Biography:
About your Leader, Lacy Campbell:
Lacy came to the Audubon Society of Portland as a volunteer in 2010. She has worked with wildlife since 1999, beginning at the Tracy Aviary in Salt Lake City as a volunteer. She quickly moved on to Bird Show Trainer/Educator, and then to Aviculture Specialist, where she worked with over 200 species of birds. She relocated to Portland in 2007, receiving her B.S. in Organismal Biology from Portland State University. In her spare time, Lacy enjoys trail running, playing bagpipes, backpacking, and lounging around with her favorite animal: her indoor cat Suki.
About your Leader, Keia Booker:
After spending twenty years managing businesses and employees in Oklahoma, New York City, and Portland, Keia Booker came to Portland Audubon in the summer of 2015. She is originally from Oklahoma (home of the scissor-tailed flycatcher!) but spent most of her life traveling; roaming the Earth in search of a new home. In 2004, she landed in Portland.
Keia has a BFA in theater and film from the University of Oklahoma, is a member of EPOC (Environmental Professionals of Color), and is an active member of several non-profit organizations. Through her dexterity and background in HR, management, and hospitality, as Portland Audubon’s Human Relations Manager, she acts as the conduit for staff, board, volunteers, members, and guests.
Keia also serves as the curator of Portland Audubon’s Nature Night series. When she isn’t supporting the programs and staff at Portland Audubon, Keia can be found creating pieces for her home design business, Modern Artifact, and investing her skills as one of the founding members of the music label, Space Cassette Recordings.