Classes

Portland Audubon classes spark curiosity, foster a deeper understanding of the natural world, and inspire people to protect native wildlife and their habitat. Classes are open to people of all skill levels and abilities, with a focus on natural history, regional conservation issues, the intersection of art and the environment, and of course, birds and wildlife.

We offer experiences both in the classroom and in the field, with classes focusing on bird identification, birding by ear, animal tracking, butterflies and dragonflies, nature-inspired art, mushrooming, trees, wildflowers and more.

When you take a class with Portland Audubon, you are supporting our work to protect wildlife, wild places, and humans alike.

Upcoming

Raptors in Winter
January 15, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. *space available in class only*
January 18, 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Field Trip
*Full. Please join waitlist.*

Bird Journals: Birds in Winter *Three spots left*
January 18, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Beginning Field Birding & Sauvie Island Exploration *One spot left*
February 1, March 7, April 4; 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Field Class

Bird Journals: Bird Scenes
February 22, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Bird Journals: Draw and Paint Birds Simply
March 14, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Bird Journals: Bird Coloration and Markings
April 18, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Bird Journals: Birds and their Habitats – Paint & Pattern
May 16, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Coastal Birding Through the Seasons
April 22, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
April 24-26 | Field Trip

June 24, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
June 26-28 | Field Trip

August 19, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
August 21-23 | Field Trip

January 13, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
January 15-17 | Field Trip

 

Natural History Classes

Our natural history classes are an exciting way to deepen your knowledge of the natural world.  Taught by passionate birders, plant geeks, butterfly enthusiasts, mycologists, animal trackers and other nature nerds, these offerings cover a wide range of fascinating topics, from spring wildflower identification to fall hawk migration.  

Classes may involve dynamic, interactive audio-visual presentations in the classroom, exploratory field time with local experts, or both.

Nature & Wildlife Art

Tap into your creativity and explore the intersection of craft and the natural world! With a variety of mediums, our expert makers and artists help you learn, create, and find your unique style. Classes have included illustration, watercolor, needle-felting, paper cutting, nature journals, and more.