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April 22, 2022 @ 7:30 am - 11:30 am

Bird Alliance of Oregon Birding Day: Oak Island Exploration with Brodie Cass Talbott *1 spot left*

Oak Island 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 entire morning hiking through this beautiful landscape listening for Savannah Sparrow, watching the antics of White-breasted Nuthatch, and hoping for encounters with migrating shorebirds. 

We will meet at the Oak Island parking lot. Unfortunately, no public transportation is available. An ODFW Wildlife Area parking permit will be required. Your trip leader will send additional information in the week leading up to the trip. 

Masks are optional on this outdoor program.

$65 – $85

Pacing: Slow, with frequent stops to view and listen for birds.
A portajohn is available in the parking lot, but there are no other facilities on the loop.
Public Transit: None for this trip
Rest Stops: None

Do you have an access need that isn’t listed here? Please reach out to classes@birdallianceoregon.org with any additional questions or concerns.


Distance: 3 miles
Elevation Changes: None
Trail Tread and Width: Mostly flat ground, on single-track packed earth trails
Exposure: Full sun exposure in the first half, and partial sun exposure in the second half

A White-breasted Nuthatch clings to the side of a snag.
White-breasted Nuthatch, photo by Mick Thompon

It's Migration Season!

Join us for an exploration of Oak Island, a mosaic of beautiful habitats on Sauvie Island, and enjoy the dynamic avifauna of spring!


Trip Details

  • Leader: Brodie Cass Talbott
  • Date and time: April 22, 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Fee: $65 members / $85 non-members

  • Limited to 10 participants
  • This is a self-driving trip.


April 22, 2022
7:30 am - 11:30 am
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