COVID-19: Operations and Programs at Portland Audubon

Last Updated: March 24 at 1:35 p.m.

As circumstances surrounding COVID-19 (also called Coronavirus) evolve, we want to make sure our community is informed and can easily access information about any impacts to our programming and operations. 

Updates to Programming and Operations

Portland Audubon is committed to meeting or exceeding recommendations from public agencies, reviewing a number of factors from the size of the event to the risk factors for audiences. 

These are the programs that are currently affected. We will update this as needed. If you do not see a program listed, there has been no change to its operations.

Main Office Closed Until May 4

Portland Audubon is closely monitoring COVID-19 and assessing how we can help slow the spread of the virus. To help achieve that goal, we have made the difficult decision to close down our offices, Interpretive Center and Nature Store to the public and suspend youth and adult education programs and events until May 4. Our wildlife sanctuary trails on NW Cornell Road will remain open, but there will be no restroom facilities available to the public.

Wildlife Care Center

Our Wildlife Care Center will continue operating to provide care for current patients, new intakes and our resident educational animals. However, we will be reducing volunteer support and adopting special protocols in order to minimize risk. Please bear with us as we work to do the most good for the animals under our care during challenging circumstances.

The Wildlife Care Center has now moved to “no contact” drop offs for wildlife patients. Please click here to read our new protocols.

Nature Store

The Nature Store is currently closed. However, they are taking phone orders and one-on-one optics appointments. Learn more here.

Backyard Habitat Certification Program

Site assessments, certification visits, and participation in community events have been suspended. However, as many people have gotten in touch to tell us that they are taking solace in their garden, the Backyard Habitat team is posting tips on how to continue working on your habitat on Facebook. Follow them here.

Special Events

Canceled: Welcome Back Vulture Day

Postponed: Nature Night, Centering Justice and Identity – Building Inclusive Scientific Communities for Our Shared Future (Date TBA)

Postponed: Nature Night: Exploring the Mysteries of Coyotes in the City with Stanley Gehrt PhD (Date: TBA)

Adult Education

There have been numerous changes to adult education programming. Please click here to see full details.

Spring Break Camps

Spring break camps have been canceled. Please click here to see the full details.


Volunteers will hear directly from Vicky Medley, Volunteer Manager, with updates on the program.