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Audubon Birding Day: Sherrard Point at Larch Mountain

Join Ross on a summer visit to the site of an ancient shield volcano and the highest point in the Boring Lava Fields, at around 4.100 feet. These old-growth forests of Western Hemlock, Noble Fir, and Douglas-fir are rich in birdlife with opportunities to see/hear westside Cascade summer residents such as Sooty Grouse, Northern Pygmy-Owl, Hammond’s Flycatcher, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Canada Jay, Red Crossbill, and Hermit Warbler.

Please remember to bring binoculars and appropriate layered clothing and boots for summer weather at elevation with occasional wet grass or mud. Also, drinks and snacks/lunch for the duration of the trip!

Limited to 12 participants.

Meeting Location

We will meet at the Larch Mountain Parking Lot. Unfortunately, no public transportation is available. Ross will reach out with further details before the trip. ***Recreation Pass Required***

Masks are optional on this outdoor program.


Pacing:Slow, with frequent stops to view and listen for birds; mostly trail walking.
Amenities: Vault toilets are available in the parking lot.
Public Transit: None available
Rest Stops: There are no rest stops or benches.

Accessibility

Distance: 3.5 miles
Elevation Changes: 190 feet gain up to Sherrard Point; 700 feet gain on return to lot from end of trail
Trail Tread and Width: 3.5 miles total: steep elevation gain from the parking lot along packed dirt trail becoming stairs up to Sherrard Point (.6 miles out and back); the remainder of the hike on moderately sloped packed dirt trails (1.5 mi. downhill out and 1.5 mi. uphill back)
Exposure: Full sun exposure in the first half, and partial sun exposure in the second half.

Summertime on Larch Mountain!

Join Ross on a summer visit to the site of an ancient shield volcano and the highest point in the Boring Lava Fields, at around 4.100 feet to look for Hermit Warbler, Canada Jay, Sooty Grouse and more!

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Audubon Birding Day Details

  • Date: July 2, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Fee: $65 members / $85 non-members

Details

Date:
July 2
Time:
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Venue

OR United States
Cost:
$45 – $65

Venue

OR United States
Cost:
$45 – $65

Organizer

Erin Law
Email:
elaw@audubonportland.org