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Bird Song Walks 2017

Monday-Friday, 7-9am | Various locations | April 1 through early June | No sign-up, no fee, leave when you need to. Led by our wonderful Portland Audubon volunteers!

Lazuli Bunting horizontal - Jim Cruce
Lazuli Bunting - Jim Cruce

Audubon Society of Portland is proud to sponsor the 2017 season of weekday-morning Bird Song Walks! From beginners to advanced birders, anyone who is fascinated by the sounds of birds should take advantage of these volunteer-guided walks to the metro area’s prime spring migration hotspots.

By starting with the earliest trips you can become familiar with the songs of the common resident species and then keep pace with the migrants as they arrive.

Bird Song Walks begin at 7am and end around 9am. No pre-registration required. Leave whenever you like. Bring binoculars and a field guide, and be sure to dress properly for the weather: spring mornings can be surprisingly chilly.

Try taking the bus if available. Go to trimet.org or call 503-238-RIDE (7433) for route information. For natural history information, maps, and directions for these natural areas, see the latest edition of "Wild in the City: Exploring the Intertwine," available at the Portland Audubon Nature Store. Websites are provided here for each locale.

Mondays | April 3, 10, 17, 24 and May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Tryon Creek State Park
Leaders: Rick and Stephanie Wagner
11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd, Portland, OR 97219. Meet at the Nature Center. More at tryonfriends.org

Tuesdays | April 4, 11, 18, 25 and May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Oaks Bottom Park
Leader: Hailey Walls
Meet in Sellwood Park at the corner of SE 7th Ave & Sellwood Blvd in Portland, OR 97202. For more info about Oaks Bottom, visit portlandoregon.gov/parks

Tuesdays May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Tualitin Hills Nature Park
Leaders: Bonnie Deneke and Suzanne Ericson

Meet at 7 a.m. at the Tualatin Hills Nature Park in Beaverton.Take Sunset Hwy (26) to the SW Murray Blvd exit.Travel left (south) on Murray two miles to SW Millikan Way, and go right (west) on Millikan one mile to Tualatin Hills Nature Park on the right. Meet at the trailhead by the building. We will end at 9 a.m. Questions: bonniedeneke@gmail.com

Wednesdays | April 5, 12, 19, 26 and May 3, 10, 17, 24
Mt. Tabor Park
Leaders: Gerard Lillie and Tom McNamara

From SE Belmont, go south on SE 69th two short blocks, just into the park turn right and drive as far as possible to gate. Park along street. Mt. Tabor Park is closed to cars on Wednesdays, so be sure to use this entrance. [TriMet bus #15 stops at SE 69th & Yamhill]. Please be aware of bicyclists on Mt Tabor! Make room and share the road! More at portlandoregon.gov/parks

Thursdays | April 6, 13, 20, 27 and May 4, 11, 18, 25
Pittock Mansion
Leader: Wink Gross
3229 NW Pittock Drive, Portland, OR 97210. Follow W Burnside about 1.2 miles west of NW 23rd and turn right onto Barnes Rd. Follow the well-marked signs through the neighborhood for another 0.7 mile to the park, and meet at the Pittock parking lot. [TriMet bus #20 stop #687 at W Burnside and NW Barnes is closest stop.] More at pittockmansion.org

Thursdays | April 6, 13, 20, 27
Jackson Bottom Wetlands Education Center
Leader: Steve Engel
Meet at the Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve Education Center (2600 SW Hillsboro Highway, Hillsboro, OR 97123). For more information, call 503-681-6283 or visit ci.hillsboro.or.us.

Thursdays | May 4, 11, 18, 25
Rood Bridge Park
Leader: Steve Engel
Meet at 4000 SE Rood Bridge Rd, Hillsboro, OR 97123. For more information, call 503-681-6283 or visit ci.hillsboro.or.us.

Fridays | April 7, 14, 21, 28 and May 5, 13, 19, 26 
Portland Audubon Sanctuary
Leader: Stefan Schlick, Dan van den Broek
Meet at the Audubon Society on 5151 NW Cornell Rd, Portland, OR 97210. For more info, visit http://audubonportland.org/sanctuaries/visiting.

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