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Pacing: Slow, with frequent stops to view and listen for birds
Amenities: Porta-potty/vault toilet in main parking lot.
Public Transit: The 11 Bus to St. Johns to the North stops on the 5300 block of North Marine Drive about a half mile from the location. Going the opposite way towards downtown, the 11 bus stops on the block about 1/3 of a mile away from the entrance.
Rest Stops: There is one bench along the Interlakes Trail.
Distance: 3 miles
Elevation Changes: very minimal to none
Trail Tread and Width: Mildly uneven terrain of grass and dirt paths, some shallow water or wet soil, which can be slick or tacky at times.
Exposure: Full sun exposure on open mudflats at both lakes, mixed shade/sun exposure during forested interlakes walk.
Join Ross as we bird this sprawling tidal freshwater wetland, a true Portland-area gem, in search of migrant shorebirds, early-returning wintering waterfowl, and many songbirds that move through the area every fall.Register
Field Trip Details
- Date: September 24, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
- Fee: $45 members / $65 non-members
Ross caught the birding bug in the spring of 2011, while living in the Piney Woods of Northeast Texas. Since then, he has lived in Texas' High Plains, conducted breeding bird and environmental impact surveys in the region, as well as birded extensively throughout the Lone Star State and led trips for local Audubon chapters. He and his partner moved to the Portland area in 2016, and he has thoroughly enjoyed getting to experience Oregon's rich diversity of habitats, while becoming intimately familiar with its unique birdlife. Ross has birding experience in the UK, Costa Rica, and Australia, and delights in camping and traveling with family whenever possible. He has a keen interest in birding by ear, encouraging his toddler to identify flyover calls while on local hikes. Ross also has interests in birding equity and inclusion, particularly at the intersection of disability and universal design/access, and looks to promote birding opportunities for all.