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Journaling Summer Series: Suggesting Birds & Their Habitats with Jude Siegel

Join Jude to learn how to see differently and how to drop unrealistic artistic expectations. No art or birding experience is needed! For joy, not mastery! Keeping a bird journal is fun, easy, portable, and a creative, relaxing way to record your experiences with birds.

We will explore excellent tools for recording your bird experiences, both at home and in the field. Each class focuses on a specific aspect of journaling and reviews the basics. Relaxation is encouraged, and your unique style will be celebrated. Please take as many classes as you wish in the series, and register for each separately.

In this class, we emphasize the theme that less is more. We will learn how to make your journal pages interesting with a vitality that sparkles and sings. We will learn to suggest sky, water, foliage, rocks, and more with a few marks and a bit of color. Simplicity is key.

Red-breasted Nuthatch journal page, by Jude Siegel

Learn Bird Journal Basics with Jude Siegel!

Learn easy and fun ways to draw birds and their surroundings.


Class Details

  • Fee: $55 members / $75 non-members per session

  • Where: This class will be held downstairs from Heron Hall at Portland Audubon, 5151 NW Cornell Road, Portland, OR 97210 unless otherwise noted.
  • When: Saturday, August 26, 2023, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Supply List: Please bring supplies in a pack you can carry easily. Read carefully before you go to the store and contact Jude (colorfuljude@gmail.com) with questions. 
  • Bring lunch, snacks, and a water bottle.
  • Classes are limited to 10 participants.


August 26
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Portland Audubon
5151 NW Cornell Road
Portland, OR 97210 United States
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$55 – $75


Erin Law