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Birding - Walks

Oaks Bottom Bird Song Walks 5/2 and 5/9

Group photo at our “tiny bird sounds” spot by Kayla. Tuesday May 2nd This time around I have reports for two weeks of our morning bird song walk in Oaks Bottom (I gave myself a break last week because things have been impressively busy for me). Our first week of May was a bit chilly […]


Oaks Bottom Bird Song Walk 4/25

Pretty Western Tanager courtesy of Kayla. He appeared at a birding brunch last year, so it’s not the exact tanager but I thought you all deserved the ray of sunshine too! Round 4 of bird song walk and the last one for April! We managed to do this one in the two hour window where […]


Oaks Bottom Bird Song Walk 4/18

I went to bed listening to pouring rain, completely convinced that it would be my first morning bird song walk with awful weather. When I got up I piled on the rain gear and warm clothes and then walked outside to… this? I wasn’t the only person who was fooled this time around. Turn out […]


Oaks Bottom Bird Song Walk 4/12

Round two of our Tuesday morning bird song walk at Oaks Bottom was another success. It was a bit chillier this week but somehow we still didn’t get rained on. We had good turnout again with 26 people on the walk. Last week was just crazy with nests and a huge species count. I assumed […]


1st Oaks Bottom Bird Song Walk!

April 4th marked the start of my second year leading morning bird song walks for Portland Audubon. I was recruited into role last year when the leader for Cooper Mountain wasn’t able to continue. I was really nervous¬†about leading the walks at first. Despite having experience in education and speaking to large groups of people […]


Cooper Mountain Bird Song Walks 2016

As a result of hanging around for years and insisting that people listen to “that one weird noise over there”, I was invited to lead morning bird song walks for Portland Audubon this year.