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July 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Bird Days of Summer: BIPOC Bird Walk at Sauvie Island

***THIS OUTING IS RESERVED FOR PEOPLE WHO IDENTIFY AS BLACK, INDIGENOUS, AND OTHER COMMUNITIES OF COLOR ONLY (BIPOC)***

Throw on some comfortable shoes and join other BIPOC birders for a morning walk on beautiful Sauvie Island! BIPOC birders Vicente Harrison, Ricky Allen, and Chris Williams will guide you through Sauvie Island’s summer hotspots. You can expect good times and possibly Osprey, nesting Bullock Orioles, Savannah Sparrows, Turkey Vultures, and much more! Bring some binoculars, good walking shoes, a snack, sun protection, and come on out and enjoy some birds with us!

Important Details

Meet your leaders at the Sauvie Island parking lot near the bridge at 9:00 a.m. Parking permits must also be purchased on your own.

  • The only access to Sauvie Island is via the bridge off Highway 30. Consider filling your tank in advance, as gasoline is unavailable on the island. Parking is free at the bridge parking lot. Parking permits are required on Sauvie Island to park in all wildlife areas on the island. Daily permits are $10.00; annual permits are $30.00. More information on permits. This permit can be purchased near the bridge at the Cracker Barrel Store on Sauvie Island.
  • You will drive yourself, or car-pooling will be an option. Bring snacks and water. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.

Accessibility

Walking Distance: Up to 2 miles
Elevation Changes: None, except for one very short hill up to the dike at Racoon Point.
Trail Conditions: Most of our walking will be along dirt roads, with patches of mud and some coarse rocks.
Pacing: Slow
Rest Stops: We will visit 3-5 locations, with breaks in between. No rest stops on our walk.
Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial shade, be sure to wear sun protection (hats, sunglasses and sunscreen)
Amenities: Each stop will have a portapotty. Google map of Sauvie Island Public Toilets
Parking Pass:  Sauvie Island pass required $10 Day Pass

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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.

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The Bird Days of Summer Field Trip Details

  • Date: July 20, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Contact: Chris Williams, cwilliams@birdallianceoregon.org

Details

Date:
July 20
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Organizer

Tara Lemezis
Phone:
971-222-6131
Email:
tlemezis@birdallianceoregon.org