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May 10 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Birding Day: Finley National Wildlife Refuge *FULL*

Finley National Wildlife Refuge has the largest bird list of any of the Willamette Valley refuges, and seeing the incredible mix of habitats preserved here, its not hard to see why. On this full-day, van-based trip, we’ll explore the wetlands, forests, and prairies in search of waterfowl, raptors, and returning songbirds, keeping an eye out for wildflowers and early butterflies. En route, we’ll visit Talking Water Gardens, an impressive natural wastewater treatment project in Albany, where wetland birds abound. 

Bring a lunch, dress for the weather, and be prepared to see a lot of birds!

$65 – $85
An Acorn Woodpecker clings to a snag.
Acorn Woodpecker, Photo by Hayley Crews

Celebrate spring birds at Finley NWR!

Explore the rich habitats of the “birdiest” of the Willamette Valley Refuges.



Distance: Multiple walks of up to three miles in total distance
Elevation changes: Minimal
Trail: A mixture of paved, gravel, and packed earth trails
Pacing: Slow
Rest Stops: We’ll have several drives through the day in between birding
Sun Exposure: Full to partial
Amenities (bathrooms and parking): Bathrooms at most stops
Public transit: We’ll meet at the Tualatin Park & RIde at Bridgeport Village, which is served by Trimet 37, 38, 76, and 96 buses

Trip Details

  • Leader: Brodie Cass Talbott
  • Date and time: May 10, 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Fee: $115 members / $135 non-members *transportation by van provided

  • Limited to 10 participants


May 10
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
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