Classes

Webinars

I can’t offer my usual classes due to pandemics and such, but I am offering one-hour webinars through Portland Audubon. Go to their website to sign up.

https://johnrakestraw.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/mt-tabor.jpgBirding Oregon Hotspots: Portland Metro Area

September 22, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

The Portland area may be Oregon’s most densely populated region, but there are a lot of good birding spots tucked away within the urban landscape. This class will introduce you to some of the best birding sites around Portland, show you how to get there, and prepare you for some of the birds you can expect to see at each site.

Birding Oregon Hotspots: Tillamook Bay

October 20, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

The area surrounding Tillamook Bay may be famous for its cows and cheese, but with its open fields, tidal mudflats, forests, and five rivers, this section of the Oregon Coast has a lot to offer birders. This class will highlight some of the best birding sites around the bay, show you how to get there, and prepare you for some of the birds you can expect to see.

Gulls in Winter

October 27, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Autumn brings a great diversity of gull species to the Pacific Northwest. Sorting through the different species, and the various plumages of each species, can seem daunting. This class will show you what to look for when identifying an unknown gull. We will look at shape, behavior, and the various plumages gulls go through before they reach adulthood. Whether you bird along the coast, an inland river, or your local duck pond, you will soon be identifying gulls like a pro.