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February 16 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Birding Day: Beginning Winter Raptor Identification at Scappoose *FULL*

Sauvie Island is well known to birders seeking out cranes, swans, and raptors. Much less well-known is the nearby Crown Zellerbach Trail, which features much of the same habitat, and birds. We’ll spend the first two hours walking a mile-long section of this trail looking for hawks, eagles, harriers, and falcons, and working on their identification, before walking to the adjacent fields to search for Short-eared Owls at sundown. *Note that it may be fully dark by the time we get back to the parking lot, and flashlights are recommended.

$65 – $85

Rest stops: None
Sun exposure: Full, but sun is not expected
Amenities (bathrooms and parking): Ample parking at trailhead, which includes a vault toilet.


Walking Distance: Up to 2 miles.
Elevation changes: None
Trail: Wide pavement
Pacing: Slow

A Northern Harrier in flight against a blue sky.
Northern Harrier, photo by Tara Lemezis

Get to know the area's winter raptors!

In this beginners’-focused trip, we’ll search for and practice identifying raptors along the Crown Zellerbach Trail in Scappoose.


Trip Details

  • Leader: Brodie Cass Talbott
  • Date and time: February 16, 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Fee: $65 members / $85 non-members

  • Limited to 12 participants


February 16
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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