Multi-day trips to fascinating destinations with a focus on birds and general natural history of the area.
Domestic Ecotours offer an opportunity to get close to nature as you explore and learn about new habitats. Experienced Audubon Society of Portland leaders help you get the most out of your trip.
We offer trips throughout Oregon, the western United States and beyond. We typically travel in 15-passenger vans with 7-9 participants per van. We have regular destinations offered nearly every year, such as Klamath Basin and Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, with new destinations added frequently. View our 2015-2016 Ecotours Brochure (PDF) to see a complete calendar of upcoming tours, and view our tour policy (PDF) for information about deposits, cancellations, equipment and more.
Your travel dollar supports our education programs and a portion of your fee is a tax-deductible contribution to the Audubon Society of Portland. Participants will receive a tax letter from our development office.
Texas: Rio Grande Valley
This subtropical part of the U.S. is famous for being the northern limit for many tropical species. Join us for a winter trip to southern Texas and the Rio Grande Valley on this 8-day trip to one of the hottest birding regions in the country. More
with Kirk Hardie
Apr. 4-8, 2016
Death Valley National Park is an experience in contrasts from the low, hot, and dry valley floors to the colorful canyons to the montane habitats that are frequently snow-capped in winter. The fifth largest national park has a wealth of geology to explore, but despite its name, also boasts over 1000 species of plants within its borders, 12 of which are endemic, and 440 species of animals, 23 of which are endemic. More
|Ice Age Floods
with Ivan Phillipsen
Apr. 10-16, 2016
Join us as we explore the route of the Ice Age Floods from western Montana, across the Channeled Scablands of eastern Washington and through the Columbia River Gorge. We'll follow the path of the floods from Missoula to Portland. More
Current trip leaders include:
- Steve Robertson, Education Director | 503-292-6855 x 118 | email@example.com
- Eric Scheuering, Adult Education Programs Manager | 971-222-6119 | firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dan van den Broek, Trip Leader and Educator | 971-222-6105 | email@example.com
- Kirk Hardie, Co-executive Director of the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science and former Portland Audubon educator.
- Patty Newland, Portland Audubon Master Birder and School of Birding graduate.
- Candace Larson, Portland Audubon School of Birding graduate and Portland Audubon Conservation Intern at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.
- Ivan Phillipsen, PhD in Zoology (Oregon State University) and natural history guide.
Trip leaders may change due to their availability.