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August 15, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - August 17, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Autumn Shorebirds

August 15 (Thursday) 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. class in Heron Hall
August 17 (Saturday) 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. coast field trip (transportation provided)

The southbound shorebird migration begins early and goes late, from July to October, with changes every week. Fall begins with adult birds that sport worn plumage arriving in the Northwest as early as July. Juveniles follow weeks later and increase in numbers and diversity.

Join local author and guide John Rakestraw for an evening class to learn how to identify these long-distance migrants with a follow-up field trip to practice your skills in the field. You can also take the class alone.

$20 – $130
A photo of a Semipalmated Plover standing on seaweed.
Semipalmated Plover, photo by Adam Stunkel

Register for Autumn Shorebirds

Sign up for the evening Autumn Shorebirds primer and take your skills to the field on a coast field trip. Class only is also an option.

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Class Details

  • Fee: $110 members / $130 non-members

  • Class only option: $20 (limited to 30)
  • Transportation provided
  • Location: Bird Alliance of Oregon’s Heron Hall (5151 NW Cornell Road, Portland Oregon)

  • Limited to 12 participants


August 15, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
August 17, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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Bird Alliance of Oregon
5151 NW Cornell Road
Portland, OR 97210 United States
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$20 – $130


Tara Lemezis