A wide variety of trips, classes and local field trips, both fee-based and free!
Trips vary in geographic destinations and provide an opportunity to get close to nature while exploring and learning about new habitats. Your travel dollar supports Portland Audubon while you do some excellent bird watching and wildlife viewing.
Explore exciting destinations in the U.S. while supporting our education programs. We travel by 15-passenger van from our starting location and explore the best birding and natural areas.
Classes: Birding and Natural History
Classes are offered throughout the year and are taught by experienced birders and naturalists. Birding: we have class/field trip offerings that focus on raptors, sparrows, waterfowl, beginning birding and birding by ear, as well as class-only offerings focused on a particular group of birds. Natural history: look for classes focused on plants, animal tracking, wildflowers, butterflies and dragonflies, among other subjects.
Audubon Outings: Free Local Field Trips
People with all levels of experience, from beginning to expert, are welcome on these free, volunteer-led field trips. Generally no pre-registration is required. Just show up at the time and place indicated. Bring your binoculars and dress for the weather! Beginners always welcome!
Morning Bird Song Walks
From beginners to advanced birders, anyone who is fascinated by the sounds of birds should take advantage of these FREE guided walks to the metro area’s prime spring migration hot-spots. Four different sites in the Metro area are used and walks are offered Monday - Friday from April 1-June 6 each year.
Road Scholar Birding (formerly Elderhostel)
Audubon Society of Portland provided the very first birding Elderhostel Program in 1989. Our programs are advertised in the Road Scholar catalog and on their website: www.roadscholar.org. We do three programs a year in May, June or July, and September.