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May 20, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Bird Alliance of Oregon Birding Day: Oak Island Exploration *FULL*

Oak Island, well really a peninsula, features a unique array of habitats hard to find in the north Willamette Valley: mature White Oak Forest, open grassland, and tidal lakefront. We’ll spend the morning and early afternoon searching these locales for oak savanna and mixed woodland breeders such as Bullock’s Oriole, House Wren, White-breasted Nuthatch, and Yellow Warbler. We may also have chances to find migrating shorebirds on the fringes of Sturgeon Lake. 

Notes on this Bird Alliance of Oregon Birding Day

*Please bring binoculars, appropriate clothing, and boots for occasional wet grass or mud. Also, don’t forget water and snacks/lunch for the trip!

*Meeting Location: We will meet at the Oak Island parking lot. Unfortunately, no public transportation is available. An ODFW Wildlife Area parking permit will be required for Oak Island. Ross will reach out with further details ahead of the trip.

Rest Stops: There are no rest stops or benches.
Sun Exposure: Partial exposure in the first half, full sun exposure in the second half.
Amenities: Porta-potty at Oak Island parking lot
Public Transit: None available


Walking Distance: 3 miles
Elevation Changes: none
Trail: Mostly paved road, some gravel, and some flat grassy trails. Occasional wet, muddy spots along the lake.
Pacing: Slow, with frequent stops to view and listen for birds; a combination of mostly trail walking and some car caravan stops.

Bird the beautiful Oak Island!

Come bird with us, as we explore the unique habitats of Sauvie Island's Oak Island Trail and adjacent Sturgeon Lake, hoping to encounter a plethora of migrating and breeding birds.


Bird Alliance of Oregon Birding Day Details

  • Date: May 20, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Fee: $65 members / $85 non-members


May 20, 2023
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Erin Law