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July 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Bird Days of Summer: Birding Paddle with Columbia Slough Watershed Council

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Join Bird Alliance of Oregon, Columbia Slough Watershed Council, and Ryan Gilpin of Nidus Consulting, for a summer paddle focused on birding! Participants are welcome to bring their own boat, or reserve a seat in one of ours for this paddling event on the Columbia Slough. This event is free and open to all ages, minors must be accompanied by an adult.

Getting There: We will meet at the boat launch located at Portland Water Bureaus Pump Station(16650 NE Airport Way 97230) – look out for the Columbia Slough Watershed Council sign and go through the gate to the free parking area. Please carpool if possible as it is a small lot. You must arrive by 5:35 PM as we will be locking the gate once the event begins. Taking public transportation? Bus #74 and #87 drop riders off ~0.2 miles from the meeting location.

What to bring: Pack along water and come prepared for the weather. If you are bringing your own boat, don’t forget your life jacket and paddle! If you are borrowing a seat in one of our boats, make sure to register in advance – space is limited. We will have snacks, drinks, and binoculars to share!

Accessibility: Previous paddling experience is not required. Participants must be able to sit for 1 – 2 hours during the paddle. There will be no restroom on site.

Questions or want to join the waiting list if the event fills up? Reach out to Amanda at, amanda.gallegos@columbiaslough.org.


Join Bird Alliance of Oregon’s Education and Conservation Team for The Bird Days of Summer, a series of super beginner-friendly programs for anyone curious about birds in nature. We’re combining community-building, exploration, and fun to create safe spaces for people to get to know each other as well as the birds. Binoculars will be provided, and we’ll begin each program with a short “how-to” to help you get started.


The Bird Days of Summer Field Trip Details


July 8
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Tara Lemezis