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October 16, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Bird Journals for Beginners and Continuing Journalers – Elements of a Bird Journal Page

For the timid but hopeful, the beginner, those who wish they could! Jude will give you the skills and the encouragement to enjoy filling your journal with colorful drawings, observations, and musings. Great for home and in the field. All you need are a few tips, a journal, a pen, a brush, and a little watercolor set! Relax, enjoy, and explore your style in this absolutely wonderful way to record the birds you see and love. No art experience is needed! Jude has taught beginners and beyond how to find enjoyment with nature journaling, for a long time! This is about finding joy, not about artistic perfection! You will be encouraged, amazed and excited, as you learn the skills that will begin your adventures.

Each class is self-contained, and different than the others, although we do continue the basic practice of connecting, observe, and interpret. Register for each class separately.

Elements of a Bird Journal Page

It helps to have a sort of formula, for designing a journal page. We will learn a series of elements, and how to incorporate them, such as image, text, borders, color.

Trail Accessibility: We hope to hold this class inside at Bird Alliance of Oregon but with the ever-changing nature of COVID we may need to hold the class outside. If the class is held outside, it will be in the Bird Alliance of Oregon nursery area which is across the street from the Nature Store and main building. It will require a walk of about 400 meters up a moderate hill. It is a dirt trail and the ground below the tables and chairs is not even.

All COVID-19 safety protocols dictated by the Oregon Health Authority will be followed on our outdoor programs. Masks are mandatory.

$55 – $75
A watercolor painting of a Varied Thrush. The handwritten text says "So many Varied Thrushes every day at the seed! The males chase of many other birds. I love watching them! Sometimes they're in the trees"
Bird journal page, by Jude Siegel

Register for Bird Journals with Jude Siegel!

Drawing birds takes a little shifting of the way we notice...we will learn and practice some simple but powerful skills, and you will be able to fill your pages with the birds you see and love, at home or traveling.


Class Details

  • Fee: $55 members / $75 non-members per session

  • Where: Classes will be held inside or outside at Bird Alliance of Oregon, 5151 NW Cornell Road, Portland, OR 97210
  • When: Saturday, October 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Supply List: Please bring supplies to the class in a pack or bag you can carry easily. Read carefully before you go to the store and contact Jude (colorfuljude@gmail.com or 503-977-1439) with questions. 
  • Classes are limited to 10 participants.


October 16, 2021
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Bird Alliance of Oregon
5151 NW Cornell Road
Portland, OR 97210 United States
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$55 – $75


Tara Lemezis