Audubon Birding Days and Field Trips

Join Portland Audubon instructors on affordable full-day, half-day, or multi-day field trips and Audubon Birding Days to natural areas within a day’s drive of Portland. Expert guiding and camaraderie provided! Past offerings have included a daylong exploration of Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuges, Hiking and Birding at Catherine Creek, and Spring Migration on Gresham Butte.

New birders are always welcome.

If you have a question regarding an upcoming program or registration issue, please check our FAQs below or email

Due to COVID-19, you must provide your own transportation, lodging, meals, scope, etc. These outdoor programs will require masks and follow all physical distancing and safety protocols dictated by the Oregon Health Authority.


Audubon Birding Day: Bring in the New Year in Washington County

Leader: Stefan Schlick

The day will start at Fernhill Wetlands, then we will bird a few other spots until the day ends near Forest Grove.

Bring in the New Year in Washington County
  • January 1, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. *4 spots left*
Virginia Rail, photo by Mick Thompson

Owls by Day in Walla Walla

Leader: Stefan Schlick

Explore the unique habitat along the Columbia river and adjacent to the Blue Mountains on this self-catering winter trip to see owls by day in the Walla Walla area.

Owls by Day in Walla Walla
  • February 5 – February 7, 6:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Long-eared Owl, photo by Tara Lemezis

Skagit Valley Birding

Leader: Stefan Schlick

Explore and bird shoreline habitat to forested uplands on this self-catering winter trip to the Skagit Valley.

Skagit Valley Birding
  • February 26 – February 28, 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Bald Eagle, photo by Mick Thompson