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Field Trip Details
- Date: June 19, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
- Class fee: $45 members / $65 non-members
- Limited to 10 participants
- Stay home if you or a member in your household have any symptoms, or if you have been in contact with anyone with these symptoms:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
- Everyone drive on their own, with members of their household
- Everybody must wear a face covering at all times
- Everybody remain at least 6 feet apart at all times
- No more than 10 people, plus the instructor
- Destinations must be within 50 miles of Portland
- Only go to locations with plenty of room to stay safe:
- Wide, open spaces are best
- No crowded trails – limit to early morning walks and/or weekdays
- Prioritize trails that are one-directional
- Prioritize locations with trails at least 6-feet wide
Laura Whittemore has been watching and enjoying birds since sometime last century and loves to mentor newer birders as they improve their skills and encounter more birds. Through Portland Audubon she’s taught birding classes since 2000, helping launch the careers of hundreds of eager new birders. She’s especially keen on birding by ear and will help you tell the difference between a Black-capped and a Chestnut-backed Chickadee, for a start. Laura’s been lucky enough to bird in the Southern Hemisphere three times but has yet to experience a full-on North American spring warbler migration. In the meantime, she’ll keep birding locally in between house projects and dog walks.