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February 19 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Bird Alliance of Oregon Birding Day: Lower Columbia Estuary *FULL*

Join Brodie for a trip to the Lower Columbia Estuary, where temperate year-round weather and abundant water make habitat for thousands of wintering waterfowl, raptors, and songbirds. We’ll first explore the Brownsmead area enjoying large numbers of waterfowl and winter raptors. We’ll also visit the Big Creek Fish Hatchery looking for kingfishers and dippers, as well as Svensen Island and the Twilight Eagle Sanctuary, time permitting.

This trip will feature 1-2 miles of total hiking, mostly along flat gravel roads and unpaved forest trails. Formal bathrooms will be limited. The weather will likely be cold with a chance of rain, so please come prepared with adequate weather gear, as well as food and water.

Participants will drive themselves.


$65 – $85
Two Tundra Swans are coming in for a landing above a field.
Tundra Swan, photo by Mick Thompson

Look for waterfowl, eagles, and other winter specialties!

Explore the bird-rich winter habitats of the Lower Columbia Estuary in the Brownsmead area.


Trip Details

  • Leader: Brodie Cass Talbott
  • Date and time: February 19, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Fee: $65 members / $85 non-members

  • Limited to 10 participants


February 19
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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