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Bird Alliance of Oregon Birding Day: Ankeny & Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge with Brodie Cass Talbott

The Willamette Valley refuges come alive in spring, as breeding birds ramp up their vocal display amidst the high traffic of northbound songbird and shorebird migrants. We’ll take the whole day to explore the wetlands, Oak Savannah, and ash forest that make this area a vital part of the Pacific Flyway.

Participants will drive themselves (or may carpool with members of their bubble or immediate family), meeting at Ankeny in the morning, and ending the day in the Baskett Slough area. This trip will feature several short hikes on mostly flat terrain, on gravel trails and wooden boardwalks.

Please be sure to enroll separately in the Intermediate Birding by Ear: Wetlands class, the companion course to this Bird Alliance of Oregon Birding Day.

*Meeting location will be emailed to you by your leader several days before the field trip.

Limited to 10 participants.

This outdoor program will require masks and follow all physical distancing and safety protocols dictated by the Oregon Health Administration. Scroll down for details.

Let's welcome back migratory birds!

Join Brodie for an exploration of the wetlands of Ankeny and Baskett Slough, the companion trip for our Birding by Ear: Wetlands class.


Bird Alliance of Oregon Birding Day Details

  • Date: April 22, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Class fee: $85 members / $115 non-members

Mandatory guidelines: 

  • Stay home if you or a member in your household have any symptoms, or if you have been in contact with anyone with these symptoms:
    • Fever or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea
  • Everyone drive on their own, with members of their household
  • Everybody must wear a face covering at all times
  • No scopes, no sharing of equipment
  • Everybody remain at least 6 feet apart at all times
  • No more than 10 people, plus the instructor
  • Destinations must be within 50 miles of Portland
  • Only go to locations with plenty of room to stay safe:
    • Wide, open spaces are best
    • No crowded trails – limit to early morning walks and/or weekdays
    • Prioritize trails that are one-directional
    • Prioritize locations with trails at least 6-feet wide


April 22, 2021
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
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OR United States
$85 – $115


OR United States
$85 – $115


Tara Lemezis