ring-necked 3Advanced Waterfowl ID

Audubon Society of Portland
February 9 Class, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
February 11 Local Field Trip, 8:00 AM – Noon

Most male ducks in breeding plumage are pretty easy to identify. But what about the females? Can you distinguish a Lesser Scaup from a Greater Scaup? How about the two wigeons? Tundra Swan versus Trumpeter Swan? Like most identification challenges, it is just a question of knowing what to look for. This class will concentrate on these challenges and more. Come see what you have been missing! Click here to register.

savannahLittle Brown Birds

Audubon Society of Portland
March 9 Class, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
March 11 Local Field Trip, 8:00 AM – Noon

Sparrows, finches, and wrens, oh my! Identifying the little brown birds flitting through the brush can be very intimidating if you don’t know what to look for. This class will highlight the field marks and behaviors that make each species unique. On Saturday we will carpool to various “sparrow patches” to test our new skills. Click here to register.

Birding and Blues Festival in Pacific City

April 21 – 23, 2017
Pacific City, Oregon

Once again, I will be leading the Three Capes Tour on Friday, April 21, for the Birding and Blues Festival. This trip runs from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM, and covers birding sites from Pacific City to Cape Meares. We will visit a nice variety of habitats in search of an equal diversity of bird species. Check out the festival’s website to register.