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Audubon Birding Day: Hiking and Sunset at Mount St. Helens with Gina Roberti & Erin Law

Join us as we tour the habitats created by the 1980 eruption and learn about Mount St. Helen’s birds and where to see them. We will visit some of the best and most accessible birding sites on the north side of Mount St. Helens including the Hummocks Trail, Coldwater Lake, and the Boundary Trail. Our trip will focus on habitat type and distribution, as well as birds!

This trip will include a substantial amount of hiking on uneven terrain (up to 3.5 miles). We will (we hope) enjoy a beautiful sunset and dusk bird activity. 

Meeting Location: Coldwater Lake Picnic Area

Limited to 10 participants

Masks are optional on this outdoor program.

Background Information on Mount St. Helens

On May 18, 1980, a cataclysmic event occurred at Mount St. Helens as the north flank of the volcano slid off in one of the largest landslides in recorded history, unleashing a powerful eruption. This eruption buried 230 square miles of existing old-growth forest with hundreds of feet of volcanic debris. In some places closest to the crater of the volcano, almost no living organisms survived. Ash from the eruption blew across the United States and megatons of logs and volcanic debris clogged up rivers, lakes, and streams. The eruption dramatically reshaped the landscape, creating a mosaic of habitat types that are now home to a diverse suite of birds. 

In 1982, the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument was designated to protect the land closest to the volcano as a place for research, recreation, and education. Today, home to more than 80 species of nesting birds, the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument offers unique birding opportunities.

Sunsets and birds at Mt. St Helens!

Join Gina and Erin to hike, learn about the habitats created by the eruption, and enjoy the dusk bird activity on the north side of Mount St. Helens.

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Audubon Birding Day Details

  • Date: July 8, 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Class fee: $65 members / $85 non-members


July 8
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Event Categories:


OR United States
$85 – $115


OR United States
$85 – $115


Tara Lemezis