The Bird Days of Summer: Faces Only a MOTH-er Could Love

Join Bird Alliance of Oregon’s Education and Conservation Team for The Bird Days of Summer, a series of free, super beginner-friendly programs for anyone curious about birds in nature. We’re combining community-building, exploration, and fun to create safe spaces for people to get to know each other as well as the birds. Binoculars will be provided, and we’ll begin each program with a short “how-to” to help you get started.

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Hermit Thrush perched on a branch with its feathers all fluffed up.

The Bird Days of Summer: Create & Bird – Poet Birds

Join Bird Alliance of Oregon’s Education and Conservation Team for The Bird Days of Summer, a series of free, super beginner-friendly programs for anyone curious about birds in nature. We’re combining community-building, exploration, and fun to create safe spaces for people to get to know each other as well as the birds. Binoculars will be provided, and we’ll begin each program with a short “how-to” to help you get started.

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Go Lights Out!

Go Lights Out Spring 2024

Mark your calendar for Lights Out Portland, in which residential households and commercial buildings dim their lighting in order to raise awareness about the impact of light pollution on migrating birds, about wasted energy in the form of light thrown up into the sky, and about preserving our ability to see stars from the city.

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Anna's Hummingbird feeds on a red flowering currant

Field Trip: Botany for Birders – Flowering Trees on Mt. Tabor

Mt Tabor is the most frequently birded park in Portland and has some great trees. If the birds are out and active, we will bird the park and practice using as specific of language as possible to describe where we are seeing the birds and how they are interacting with the plants around them. If the birds are quiet, we will find flowering trees and dig into the details of how we can differentiate between their flowers. Flowers are often not around for very long and the timing is very important when identifying trees by their flowers.

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