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Audubon Birding Day: Birding by Ear East of the Cascades with Brodie Cass Talbott *FULL*

Juniper Flats, in Wasco County, is just on the other side of Mt. Hood from Portland but can feel like it’s on the other side of the country when it comes to bird life. We’ll tour the grasslands and agricultural areas of south Wasco County listening for the songs of central Oregon specialties like Vesper Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, and Townsend’s Solitaire. With luck, we may encounter a Grasshopper Sparrow or Loggerhead Shrike.

Participants will travel together in a van. We’ll meet at the Gresham Park & Ride. Participants should bring enough food and water to last them through the day. 

Please join us for the companion class to this field trip:
East of the Cascades
  • May 18, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.


Pacing: Slow, with frequent stops to view and listen for birds.
We will try to have bathroom stops every two hours, with a mix of standard portajohns, and more formal facilities
Public Transit: Gresham Park & Ride
Rest Stops: Frequent stops in the van

Distance: Most of our stops will feature short hikes of less than 100 yards
Elevation Changes: Most stops flat; one optional section of short but steep trail at the end of the trip.
Trail Tread and Width:We will mostly be on pavement and gravel roads.
Sun Exposure: Full

Practice your birding by ear skills east of the Cascades!

Travel to Oregon’s “dry side” and learn to identify our grassland and shrub steppe species by ear!


Field Trip Details

  • Date: May 20, 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Class fee: $98 members / $128 non-members
  • This is a van-based trip. We will meet at the Gresham Park & Ride and go to Wasco County together.


May 20
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
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OR United States
$45 – $65


OR United States
$45 – $65


Erin Law