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August 10 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

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

Spend the morning reconnecting with your creative self and the birds around you. Gathering with other creatives, we will take a laid back bird walk to gather inspiration. After, we’ll write out our inspos, using a few prompts to help us. Those ready to fly can share out their birdy poems.

We welcome everyone curious about birds, nature, and poetry to join in.
New to writing poetry? New to Birding? All you need is a little inspiration. Total beginners are welcome.

Check out the below birdy poem from poet and bird guide, Elsa.

The Poet’s Bird
by Elsa Hume

I see you hop,
hop hop,
then pause…

You are poised,
about to voice yourself——
Chin up,
eyes skyward,
kind heart
in a spotted chest,
from the understory
to the stars.
Just how far
can a heart stretch,
Beyond the bounds
of earth?

Teach us sublimity
with your sung words,
Hermit Thrush.


Meeting Location: Smith and Bybee Wetlands in the covered area near the parking lot.
Distance: About 2 miles.
Trail tread and width: paved, mostly flat trail
Exposure: Partial shade and some full sun along the trails.
Amenities: Small parking lot and 2 portable toilets


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.


The Bird Days of Summer Field Trip Details

  • Date: August 10, 8 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.


August 10
8:00 am - 11:00 am
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Tara Lemezis