Loading Events

« All Events

June 8 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Birding Day: Baskett Slough with John Rakestraw

Part of the Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Baskett Slough contains wetlands, grasslands, and oak woodlands, all hosting a great variety of birds and other wildlife. Nesting season will be in full swing, so we should be greeted by lots of birdsong. Some of our target species include Blue-winged and Cinnamon Teal, Black-necked Stilt, Swainson’s Thrush, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, and Acorn Woodpecker.

  • This is a self-driving trip.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather.
  • Bring water and snacks.
  • Your trip leader will send out details one week ahead of the program.
$65 – $85
A Yellow-headed Blackbird is tucked in and perched into tan grass reeds.
Yellow-headed Blackbird, photo by Tara Lemezis

Take in the beauty of Baskett Slough!

Baskett Slough contains wetlands, grasslands, and oak woodlands, all hosting a great variety of birds and other wildlife -- we'll look for a variety of nesting and singing birds.

Register!

Accessibility

Walking Distance: Up to 5 miles
Elevation Changes: 200 ft. elevation gain
Trail Conditions: Gravel road and packed earth
Pacing: Medium
Rest Stops: none 
Sun Exposure: Full
Amenities: Vault toilet at trailhead

Trip Details

  • Leader: John Rakestraw
  • Date and time: June 8, 8:00 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Fee: $65 members / $85 non-members

  • Limited to 10 participants
  • This is a self-driving trip. John will send out meeting details.

Details

Date:
June 8
Time:
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Event Categories:
,