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Erin Law

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Northern Spotted Owl

Ancient Forests of the Oregon Coast

Join Portland Audubon on a four-day adventure to the Oregon Coast! Go behind the scenes to learn more about the conservation initiatives taking place along the coast. We will explore the Elliott State Forest and Portland Audubon’s Ten Mile Creek Sanctuary – two of Oregon’s old-growth forests, providing critical habitat for imperiled species like the Marbled Murrelet and Northern Spotted Owl.

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Sauvie w JP N Beach

Animal Tracking Workshop: Who Done It?

Join local naturalist and tracker Terry Kem on a class and a field trip to learn how to identify animals from the clear tracks, trails, and other signs they leave behind.

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Dunlin (with Western Sandpiper)

Grays Harbor Shorebirds

Join Portland Audubon on a trip to one of the West Coast’s best birding hotspots, where you can expect to see a bevy of shorebirds, and even some seabirds. Early September is the perfect time to look for Pacific Golden-Plover, and even a Bar-tailed Godwit might turn up among the Marbled Godwit flocks in Westport.

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Sauvie w JP N Beach

Animal Tracking Workshop: Who Done It?

Join local naturalist and tracker Terry Kem on a class and a field trip to learn how to identify animals from the clear tracks, trails, and other signs they leave behind.

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Bird Journals: Getting the Gist

Practice simplifying and drawing and painting only what is needed. New ways of seeing, so you are able to draw what is there. Add some paint…again, simply and effectively suggesting the bird you are wanting to record.

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*FULL* Eastern Oregon Dark Skies Foray

The high desert of southeastern Oregon offers some of the most sensational stargazing on the planet! Join Portland Audubon’s Dark Skies Program Manager, Mary Coolidge, Eastern Oregon Field Coordinator, Teresa Wicks, and Environmental Educator, Abby VanLeuven on a rugged four day adventure.

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eBird Basics: Tracking Your Bird Sightings

Have you heard about eBird but don’t know where to start? Learn the basics of using eBird on your computer or smartphone to keep track of the birds that you observe.

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Steens Mountain & Alvord Desert – two spots left!

Steens Mountain is one of Oregon’s most spectacular natural areas and it is beautiful in the fall. On past trips we’ve seen approximately 80 species of birds including Townsend’s Solitaire, Mountain Bluebird, American Pipit, Horned Lark, Northern Goshawk, Golden Eagle and Prairie Falcon.

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Sandhill Crane

Beginning Field Birding and Sauvie Island Exploration

Join Greg Baker for a three-part Saturday morning exploration at one of Oregon’s most accessible Important Bird Areas: Sauvie Island Wildlife Area.

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Audubon Birding Day: Newport

Join Stefan for a trip to the Newport area. We will start at Boiler Bay for a brief seawatch, then move on to Newport, stopping at the Marine Science Center, South Beach, the LNG Tank, the South Jetty and a few other places.

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Bird Journals: Birds in Fall

Discover simple ways to suggest the colors and shapes of Fall foliage and surroundings, in addition to placing your birds so they have life and character.

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Eastern Indonesia with (optional) Raja Ampat Extension

This region is home to both continental Asian and Australasian fauna with many fascinating endemic species including the Wallace’s Standardwing, a bird-of-paradise.

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Sandhill Crane

Beginning Field Birding and Sauvie Island Exploration

Join Greg Baker for a three-part Saturday morning exploration at one of Oregon’s most accessible Important Bird Areas: Sauvie Island Wildlife Area.

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Grand Australia

Explore amazing Australia with Portland Audubon! There are fairy-wrens, kookaburras, parrots, and parakeets galore. Koalas and kangaroos are easily seen! An (optional) extension will take us to Victoria.

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California Gull

Autumn Gull Identification

In the evening class, local guide and author John Rakestraw will show you how to recognize our local wintering species by size, shape, and plumage. Then take part in a full-day field trip to the coast to visit gull hotspots to practice your new skills.

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*FULL* Hawaii: Big Island Hiking and Birding

Join us on a hiking and birding extravaganza on the Big Island! The Hawaiian Islands comprise the world’s most isolated archipelago, and the Big Island provides a vast and varied arena of natural and cultural history to discover. This new, active ecotour will be limited to 10 participants and will explore many of Hawaii’s most exciting and diverse ecosystems on foot.

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Sandhill Crane

Beginning Field Birding and Sauvie Island Exploration

Join Greg Baker for a three-part Saturday morning exploration at one of Oregon’s most accessible Important Bird Areas: Sauvie Island Wildlife Area.

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Okanogan and the Waterville Plateau

Join Portland Audubon on a unique self-catering trip to Okanogan and the Waterville Plateau to look for winter bird specialties like Pine Grosbeak, Bohemian Waxwing, Common Redpoll, Gray-crowned Rosy-finch, and much more!

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Long-eared Owl

Owls by Day in Walla Walla

Join Portland Audubon on a unique self-catering winter trip to see owls by day in the Walla Walla area. We’ll hope to see Great Horned Owl, Short-eared Owl, the elusive Long-eared Owl and more!

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Indian Leopard

India: Birds, Leopards, & Lions

We start our adventure with a visit to the Jaisalmer Fort. Known as the Golden City, it was built in the 12th century and is one of the world’s last inhabited forts, filled with homes, temples and shops.  We will then visit the Desert National Park in the famous subtropical Thar Desert where the few remaining Great India Bustards can be found along with other desert species such as Cream-colored Courser, Desert Wheatear, and Trumpeter Finch.

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Birding Costa Rica

Join naturalists from the Portland Audubon on an incredible trip through the lush lowland rainforests, volcanoes, mountains, and coastal wetlands of Costa Rica. More than 800 species of birds have been seen within the borders of this small country. To conserve this diversity, almost 30% of Costa Rica is contained in  National Parks and Reserves, ensuring that it will be protected for many generations to come.

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Portugal in Winter

Experience lovely Portugal during its mild winter with very pleasant weather during the day. Also, we will enjoy the wonderful cuisine on the Iberian Peninsula! From Cape Saint Vincent, we will watch the sea for Great Skua, Balearic Shearwater, and Northern Gannet and look in other habitats for specialties such as Blue Rock Thrush and European Golden-Plover. With luck we may find Eleonora’s Falcon.

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Snow Goose

Skagit Valley

Have you experienced the sights and sounds of tens of thousands of Snow Geese settling into their daily feeding grounds? The rich environment of Skagit Valley includes a variety of habitats including open water, shoreline, tidal mudflats and marshes, forested uplands, and agricultural land.

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Trinidad & Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago is home to well over 400 species of birds, and during this tour, we will see and hear our share of them! In addition to amazing birds, we will also be visiting during peak sea turtle nesting season. Five of the world’s seven species of sea turtles return to the island’s beaches to lay their eggs, and witnessing these ancient reptiles on their brief forays to land is an unforgettable experience.

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Hoatzin

Amazon River Cruise

Fee: $5,495 member / $5,795 non-member. Travel with Portland Audubon on a once in a lifetime cruise down the Amazon River! The Amazonian region boasts more than 120 endemic species and is one of the most biologically diverse places on the planet – a true paradise!

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Poland

Explore the primeval Białowieża Forest and Biebrza Marshes of western Poland! The Białowieża Forest is one of the last and largest remaining parts of the immense primeval forest that once stretched the European plain. Bird highlights include River Warbler, Lesser Spotted Eagle, Middle Spotted Woodpecker, and a visit to a Great Snipe lek.

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Pinyon Jay

Central Oregon Birding

Enjoy the late spring in beautiful Central Oregon looking for local specialties! The weather should be sunny and warm, but there can still be the odd rainy or cool day. We will be working the different habitats of the area including sagebrush, shrub steppe, pine woodlands and wetlands in search of White-headed, Three-toed and Black-backed Woodpecker, Williamson’s Sapsucker, and more!

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Mongolia

Mongolia is a place of staggering beauty with extraordinary birds and mammals. Enjoy traditional Mongolian food in a communal setting and experience first-hand the unique Mongolian life by staying in ger camps. Wildlife high points include Demoiselle Crane, Lammergeier, Wallcreeper, and Przewalski’s Wild Horse.

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Idaho’s Cassia Crossbill

Join Stefan on a whirlwind trip to Twin Falls to see the American Birding Association’s newest bird! The Cassia Crossbill was split from Red Crossbill in the fall of 2018, and because of the low number of Red Squirrel in the South Hills of Idaho, this is the best place to see this newly described species.

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Dunlin (with Western Sandpiper)

Grays Harbor Shorebirds 2020

Join Portland Audubon on a trip to one of the West Coast’s best birding hotspots, where you can expect to see a bevy of shorebirds, and even some seabirds. Early September is the perfect time to look for Pacific Golden-Plover, and even a Bar-tailed Godwit might turn up among the Marbled Godwit flocks in Westport.

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California Condors

Join us to search for North America’s largest bird, the endangered California Condor! The central California coast and inland areas offer excellent opportunities to see these majestic birds and a wide variety of other species.

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Madagascar

Come join Portland Audubon on a trip of a lifetime to Madagascar: land of lemurs, chameleons and odd endemic birds! We will start in Antananarivo from where we will take a domestic flight to Tulear. From there we will bird the strange Didierea woodland, or “spiny forest”, an awe-inspiring botanical wonderland.

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