Audubon Birding Day: Sauvie Island in Early Summer *FULL*
Oak Island, well really a peninsula, features a unique array of habitats hard to find in the north Willamette Valley: mature White Oak Forest, open grassland, and tidal lakefront. Wapato Greenway Access consists of dense wapato (or broadleaf arrowhead) marshland surrounded by a mixed forest of ash, willow, and cottonwood abutting the Multnomah Channel. We’ll spend the morning and early afternoon searching these locales for oak savanna and mixed woodland breeders such as Bullock’s Oriole, House Wren, White-breasted Nuthatch, Yellow Warbler, and Red-eyed Vireo. We may also have a chance to see any late spring migrants.
Please remember to bring binoculars, appropriate clothing, and boots for occasional wet grass or mud. Also, don’t forget water and snacks/lunch for the duration of the trip!
Limited to 12 participants.
We will meet at the Oak Island parking lot. Unfortunately, no public transportation is available. An ODFW Wildlife Area parking permit will be required for Oak Island, no permit required for Wapato Greenway SP. Ross will reach out with further details ahead of the trip.
Masks are optional on this outdoor program.