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Spend a day at Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge and Willamette Mission State Park searching for breeding birds in wetlands, floodplain forest, oak woodland and Willamette Valley prairie. We’ll also enjoy the wildflowers and butterflies we see along the way.Register
Accessibility and Parking Fees/Permits
Distance: Driving: you will need to drive to Baskett Slough and Willamette Mission
Walking: ~6 miles combined
Elevation changes: 216’ elevation gain at Baskett Butte, mostly flat at South Slough Ponds and flat but with a few small hills at Willamette Mission
Trail: Mostly paths and roads, some uneven terrain
Pacing: Slow to moderate; many stops.
Rest stops: A few benches at the more developed parks
Sun exposure: The walk to South Slough Ponds is an exposed 2 mile walk. The other sites expect sun to part shade, depending on the weather
Amenities(bathrooms and parking): Basic bathroom facilities and porta-potties at Baskett Slough. Proper bathroom facilities at Willamette Mission S.P.
Public transit: None
Fees and Permits: Willamette Mission $5 Parking Fee or Oregon State Park Pass
- Leader: Dan van den Broek
- Date and time: June 18, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $85 members / $115 non-members
Dan van den Broek
Dan has over 15 years of experience leading international birding trips and teaching classes for Portland Audubon. With prior experiences at Point Reyes Bird Observatory, Redwood Sciences Lab, Klamath Bird Observatory, Costa Rica Bird Observatory, and Avifauna Northwest, Dan brings immense enthusiasm and passion for birds and natural history to all of his trips.