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Pacing: Slow, with frequent stops to view and listen for birds; combination of mostly trail walking and some car caravan stops.
Amenities: No restrooms
Public Transit: None available
Rest Stops: There are no rest stops or benches.
Distance: 3-mile; then 2-mile hikes on mostly flat ground and single-track packed earth trails. Occasional wet, muddy spots at Wapato.
Elevation Changes: Very minimal to none
Trail Tread and Width: Mostly paved road, some gravel and some flat grassy trails.
Exposure: Full sun exposure in the first half, and partial sun exposure in the second half.
Join Ross on this early summer tour of two Sauvie Island gems, Oak Island and Wapato Access Greenway State Park, each offering unique lowland habitats for breeding and fledgling songbirds and swallows.Register
Audubon Birding Day Details
- Date: June 24, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
- Fee: $65 members / $85 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.