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May 11 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm

Big Sittidae Birdathon Team Fundraiser

Join Bird Alliance of Oregon educator Brodie Cass Talbott for a Big Sit, as a part of Birdathon, one of our most beloved traditions, bringing people together to raise funds to protect birds while watching birds.  For the uninitiated, a Big Sit is an effort to count as many birds as possible from one stationary location. Our team is named after the nuthatch family, Sittidae, and we hope to be visited by some of the White-breasted Nuthatches that love the nearby oak trees! Racoon Point on Sauvie Island is a perfect spot for a Big Sit, as it sits on a dike providing good views of several different habitats, and it is one of the best wheelchair-accessible birding spots in the region.

Two people sitting on chairs looking through binoculars -Accessible birding

We’ll watch for raptors like Red-tailed Hawk and American Kestrel, scan for lingering waterfowl, and listen for singing songbirds like Yellow Warbler and Black-headed Grosbeak. With luck we may be able to spot harder to find species like Lazuli Bunting or migrating shorebirds. We’ll be well-timed for migratory species, and hope for a few surprises!

Registered team members will receive a Birdathon pin, printed checklist, and other perks, but folks are also welcome to drop in.

A minimum of $50 in pledges is requested. Drop-in birders are invited to make a donation to support the team’s fundraising efforts.

Important Information: Bring water, snacks, binoculars, and dress for the weather.

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For more information about Birdathon, click here.


May 11
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Accessibility Information

This will be a stationary event at Racoon Point on Sauvie Island. See detailed information on team page linked above.


Sarah Swanson