Portland Audubon believes that nature is for everyone. But with expensive gear, remote locations, and a legacy of exclusion, birding can be a challenging and intimidating hobby to pick up. Created especially for those new to exploring the natural world and birding, The Bird Days of Summer offers something for everyone, as well as safe spaces for specific affinity groups. A sampling of the programs being offered includes “Birds & Bevvies at Topaz Farms;” “Malheur After Dark; “Queer Birding at the Sandy River Delta;” “Snowy Plover Hike and Bike at Bayocean Peninsula” and “Birds and Bugs: Family Friendly.” Embark on expeditions that explore the vast array of flora and fauna native to Oregon, while deepening your knowledge about birds, dragonflies, bats, our conservation efforts, and much more.
“Our mission is to connect people with nature and inspire a lifelong love for birds and wildlife,” said Emily Pinkowitz, Education Director at Portland Audubon. “By expanding The Bird Days of Summer statewide and offering the programs at no cost, we’re opening doors to new communities and enabling even more people to discover the magic of Oregon’s natural wonders.”
Participants can look forward to a low-key, casual approach and engaging activities. From bird-watching excursions guided by knowledgeable experts to interactive workshops and community-centered adventures, The Bird Days of Summer promises memorable experiences that foster a deep appreciation for the environment and the joy of discovering more about the natural world and each other.
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