Warblers and Flycatchers

Audubon Society of Portland
April 19, Class only, 7 – 9

Every spring, little birds from the tropics return to Oregon to nest. This class will focus on all the regularly occurring warblers and flycatchers in the Portland area, with emphasis on field marks, behaviors, and sounds. Get ready for spring migration by warming up your eyes and ears with this class. Click here to register.

Birding and Blues Festival in Pacific City

April 20 – 22
Pacific City, OR

Once again, I will be leading the Three Capes Tour for the Birding and Blues Festival in Pacific City. This trip makes a loop up the coast toward Tillamook and back, visiting a lot of great spots along the way. Visit the festival’s web site for more information.

Spring Shorebirds

Audubon Society of Portland
May 3, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Class
May 5, 8 am – 5 pm, Field Trip to the Coast

Unlike the steady trickle of southbound birds in the fall, shorebird migration in the spring is fast and furious, with massive numbers of migrants passing through Oregon on their way to arctic nesting grounds. This class will teach you to recognize all the common shorebird species by color, shape, and behavior. On Saturday we will travel to the coast to see these birds in person (transportation provided). Click here to register.

Autumn Shorebirds

Audubon Society of Portland
July 26, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Class
July 28, 7 am – 5 pm, Field Trip to the Coast

Southbound shorebird migration runs from July through October, and features some species that don’t occur in the spring. Adults come first, followed by juveniles as the season progresses. This class will study all the likely species and the various plumages you will encounter throughout the autumn. On Saturday we travel to the coast to find these birds and practice our new skills. (transportation provided) Click here to register. 

Autumn Shorebirds

Jackson Bottom Wetland Reserve
August 4, 9 – 11 am

This class will cover the regularly occurring migrant shorebirds of the Willamette Valley. After a short indoor session, we will go out to look for birds. Depending on water levels, we will either walk into Jackson Bottom or carpool to Fernhill Wetlands.
Click here to register.