Audubon Birding Days, Field Trips & Pacific Northwest Trips

Join Portland Audubon instructors on affordable full-day, half-day, or multi-day Pacific Northwest Trips, local 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

All COVID-19 safety protocols dictated by the Oregon Health Authority will be followed on our programs. Masks are mandatory.


Pacific Northwest Trip: Migration Along the Central Coast

Leader: Brodie Cass Talbott

Visit some of Oregon’s premier migration hotspots as we search for shorebirds and other fall migrants.

Migration Along the Central Coast
  • September 22, 8:00 a.m. – September 23, 5:00 p.m. *1 spot left*
Dunlin and Western Sandpiper flock, photo by Scott Carpenter

Audubon Birding Day: Newport

Leader: Stefan Schlick

Join Stefan on a full-day adventure on the beautiful Oregon coast searching for sea birds and migrating passerines.

  • October 9, 7:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Snowy Plover, photo by Tara Lemezis

Field Trip: Birding by Ear – Winter Migrants

Leader: Brodie Cass Talbott

Explore Oaks Bottom, the refuge in the city, listening for returning winter migrants and enjoying waterfowl.

Birding by Ear – Winter Migrants
  • October 12, 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Varied Thrush, photo by Tara Lemezis

Audubon Birding Day: Columbia River Gorge

Leader: Stefan Schlick

Join Stefan for a birding adventure along the Columbia River Gorge. We will look for loons, grebes, sea ducks and other odd birds. It is the time of year when unusual birds show up along the river!

Columbia River Gorge
  • October 23, 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Eared Grebe, photo by Haley Crews

Audubon Birding Day: Gulls in Winter Coast Trip

Leader: John Rakestraw

Join us on a trip to the northern coast to study the year’s biggest variety of gull species. Side-by-side comparisons will help you solidify your gulling skills.

Gulls in Winter Coast Trip
  • October 30, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. *3 spots left*
Ring-billed Gull, photo by Mick Thompson

Pacific Northwest Trip: The Olympic Peninsula

Leader: Stefan Schlick

Join us as we explore the Strait of Juan de Fuca in search of rarities, loons, alcids (murres, guillemots, auklets, puffins, and murrelets), and spectacular views.

The Olympic Peninsula
  • November 4 – November 7, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Long-tailed Duck, photo by Mick Thompson

Field Trip: Fernhill for Beginners

Leader: Stefan Schlick

Explore the birds of Fernhill Wetlands with Stefan in this beginner’s-focused field trip!

Fernhill for Beginners
  • November 28, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Lincoln's Sparrow, photo by Mick Thompson

Coming soon! Audubon Birding Day: Celebrate the Holidays in Washington County

Leader: Stefan Schlick

Join Stefan for an end of the year celebration of birds that can be found in Washington County during this time of year. We’ll stop at a few of the best birding sites, looking for Northern Shrike, Red-necked Grebe, and more along the way!

Celebrate the Holidays in Washington County
  • December 28, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Northern Shrike, photo by Mick Thompson

Currently Full Events:

To be added to the waitlist, please click on the event and hit the register button to fill out the inquiry form. Once you have submitted your inquiry for the waitlist, you will only be contacted if a space becomes available. Thank you!

Raptor Migration at Green Ridge
  • October 2, 8:00 a.m. – October 3, 4:00 p.m. *FULL*