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Field Class: Beginning Field Birding and Sauvie Island Exploration *FULL*

Three-part series on Saturdays October 3, November 7, and December 5, 2020

Join Greg Baker and Ricky Allen for Saturday morning explorations at one of Oregon’s most accessible Important Bird Areas, Sauvie Island Wildlife Area.

This class series is perfect for those interested in developing and sharpening their birding skills under a variety of field conditions with expert birders. Explore different habitats on the island, learn bird calls, and search for waterfowl, songbirds, and raptors.

Meet Greg and Ricky at the Sauvie Island parking lot near the bridge at 8 am each Saturday.

View our COVID-safe spotting scope policy here.

This outdoor program will follow all physical distancing and safety protocols dictated by the Oregon Health Administration. Masks required. Scroll down for details.

Red-tailed Hawk perched at the end of a branch against a blue sky.
Red-tailed Hawk, photo by Mick Thompson

Register for Beginning Field Birding and Sauvie Island Exploration

Sign up for the three-part Saturday morning explorations and sharpen your birding skills.

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Field Class Details

  • Fee for the series: $85 members / $105 non-members

  • When: Saturdays: October 3, November 7, and December 5
  • Time: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Location: Sauvie Island (transportation not provided)

  • Limited to 8 participants

Mandatory guidelines: 

  • Stay home if you or a member in your household have any symptoms, or if you have been in contact with anyone with these symptoms:
    • Fever or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea
  • Everyone drive on their own, with members of their household
  • Everybody must wear a face covering at all times
  • No scopes, no sharing of equipment
  • Everybody remain at least 6 feet apart at all times
  • No more than 10 people, plus the instructor
  • Destinations must be within 50 miles of Portland
  • Only go to locations with plenty of room to stay safe:
    • Wide, open spaces are best
    • No crowded trails – limit to early morning walks and/or weekdays
    • Prioritize trails that are one-directional
    • Prioritize locations with trails at least 6-feet wide


October 3
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Sauvie Island
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Tara Lemezis