Wednesday Work Crew working on rerouting N. Collins trail and installing bridge

Blazing a New Trail: The North Collins Reroute Project

Every Wednesday, a group of Portland Audubon volunteers gathers at the 172-acre Wildlife Sanctuary to tackle projects aimed at maintaining the trails as well as protecting and preserving wildlife habitat. One of our latest projects was rerouting the N. Collins trail through the adjacent forest around the “sinkhole” bridge.

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A group of young birders is looking up at a bird in a forest.

A New Chapter for Outings

This fall, we are delighted to share that a dedicated core group of Outings Volunteers will begin leading outings again, with strict COVID protocols in place that we are confident will keep participants safe while enabling us to enjoy one another’s company together again.

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Juvenile Cooper's Hawk perched on leafy branch looking off

A Deluge of Cooper’s Hawks

While many species were affected by the heat dome, Cooper’s Hawks seemed to be particularly hard-hit—a stunning 110 young Cooper’s Hawks passed through our door during that time period in a phenomenon that some began referring to as “hawkpocalypse” and that we are still trying to understand.

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