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The Bird Days of Summer: Hike & Bird Benson Pond (Harney County)

Starting at Benson Pond Trailhead at 8:00, we’ll travel up the service road, along the north side of the pond to the stand of trees planted by the Refuge’s first game warden, George Benson.

The combination of emergent vegetation, open water, shrubsteppe, and deciduous trees provides a diverse assortment of waterfowl, waterbirds, songbirds, and raptors. This walk will provide a great opportunity for observing ducks in non-breeding plumage and practicing duck ID.

Walking along Benson Pond is always a great opportunity to look for birds, insects, and mammals (think otters, beaver, and mink!). We’ll be on the lookout for tracks, scat, and actual critters during this two hour, out-and-back outing.

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Join Portland Audubon’s Education and Conservation Teams for The Bird Days of Summer, a series of free, super beginner-friendly programs for anyone curious about birds in nature. We’re combining community-building, exploration, and fun to create safe spaces for people to get to know each other as well as the birds. Binoculars can be provided upon request, and we’ll begin each program with a short “how-to” to help you get started.

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The Bird Days of Summer Field Trip Details

  • Date: July 29, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
  • Meet at Benson Pond along CPR Road on Malheur National Wildlife Refuge
  • Contact: Teresa Wicks, twicks@audubonportland.org

Details

Date:
July 29
Time:
8:00 am - 10:00 am
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Venue

OR United States
Website:
https://audubonportland.org/venue/3749/
Cost:
Free – $25

Venue

OR United States
Website:
https://audubonportland.org/venue/3749/
Cost:
Free – $25

Organizer

Tara Lemezis
Phone:
971-222-6131
Email:
tlemezis@audubonportland.org