Classes

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. Short video excerpts from some of my presentations are available on my Patreon account.

Webinars from Portland Audubon

shorebirdsspring shorebird migration

April 28, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Webinar

Unlike the relaxed drawn-out pace of autumn, the spring migration of shorebirds through Oregon is fast and furious. From late April to mid-May, thousands of these long-distance migrants can be seen on any given day. This class will help you identify all the regularly occurring species and teach you where to look for them.

audubon birding Day:
shorebirds on the coast

May 6, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
May 7, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (FULL)
Field Trip

For just a few weeks in the spring, large flocks of shorebirds work their way north along the Oregon Coast. Many of these birds are in their most colorful plumage of the year, making them easier to identify. This trip will explore some of the best sites from Seaside north to Fort Stevens, including the rocky shore of Seaside Cove, the Necanicum Estuary, stretches of sandy beach, and the mouth of the Columbia River. Our targets include Ruddy Turnstone and Red Knot, along with many more common species.

While we will be driving from site to site, there will be some walking on sand. Bring food and water. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. Participants will drive themselves. The Saturday trip is full, but there is still room for Friday’s trip. Register here.

savannah singingBirds of the grasslands and other open habitats

May 19, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Webinar

While forests and wetlands may get more attention, grasslands and pastures attract birds found nowhere else. This class will feature birds found in open habitats, helping you to identify them by sight and sound, and will direct you to the best sites around the Portland area.

grouse4birds of the forest

June 9, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Webinar

The forests of the Coast Range and the western slopes of the Cascades are home to some of the most sought-after bird species in Oregon. Tall trees and thick understories make birding these habitats especially challenging. This class will teach you to identify birds of the forest by both sight and sound, and will give you tips for finding some of these elusive species.