Explore the Pacific Northwest with local experts and guides from Oregon’s first conservation organization. Established in 1902, Portland Audubon’s conservation work is inspired by wildlife and landscapes of the place we call home – a region that is home to the many Indigenous tribes that were stewards of this land long before us.
We aim to continue this tradition of stewardship by creating accessible trips across Oregon, Washington, and Idaho- whether it’s the experiencing the bounty of wildlife at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, the ancient forest of the Oregon Coast, or the shorebird migration spectacle at Grays Harbor, Washington.
For our multi-day Pacific Northwest ecotours, participants meet in the Portland metro area and travel together by van. As with all of our trips, these trips are designed to reflect our community and are open to people of all skill levels, with a focus on comfortable travel and pacing, broad natural history, and attention to the conservation issues of the region.
We strive to create a positive group dynamic that helps everyone feel welcome, comfortable, and engaged throughout the trip. This environment lends itself to the formation of lifelong friendships. The pace of our trips is suitable for avid birders and the novice alike. We model best practices in the field and interact with nature in a respectful manner. Most importantly, we want participants to be safe, to learn and be inspired by nature and cultural experiences, to have fun, and to feel a sense of belonging in the Portland Audubon community.