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January 24, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Field Trip: Fernhill for Beginners with Stefan Schlick *FULL*

Join Stefan for a 1 mile loop around Fernhill Wetlands. We will look at everything, but our focus is on the basics of the birds that are present. Waterfowl is most abundant, but there also should be some raptors, little birds and maybe shorebirds. Don’t forget to bring binoculars; that’s all you are going to need.

How do you decide whether this field trip is right for you: If you have seen a Lincoln’s Sparrow before, you are way beyond the level for this class and you will be bored. If you don’t know what a Lincoln’s Sparrow is, this walk is definitely right for you. If you’ve heard about Lincoln’s Sparrow, but have never seen one, you may be in the right class as well!

Trip limited to 10 participants. 

This outdoor program will follow all physical distancing and safety protocols dictated by the Oregon Health Administration. Masks required. Please feel free to bring your own spotting scope if you have one. Scroll down for details.

$45 – $65
A Lincoln's Sparrow is perched on branch against a bright background.
Lincoln's Sparrow, photo by Mick Thompson

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Join expert birder Stefan Schlick in the field as we look at everything Fernhill Wetlands has to offer to sharpen, or gain, new birding skills!


Trip Details

  • Leader: Stefan Schlick
  • Date and time: January 24, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
  • Fee: $45 members / $65 non-members

  • Limited to 10 participants

Mandatory guidelines: 

  • Stay home if you or a member in your household have any symptoms, or if you have been in contact with anyone with these symptoms:
    • Fever or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea
  • Everyone drive on their own, with members of their household
  • Everybody must wear a face covering at all times
  • Everybody remain at least 6 feet apart at all times
  • No more than 10 people, plus the instructor
  • Only go to locations with plenty of room to stay safe:
    • Wide, open spaces are best
    • No crowded trails – limit to early morning walks and/or weekdays
    • Prioritize trails that are one-directional
    • Prioritize locations with trails at least 6-feet wide


January 24, 2021
8:00 am - 10:00 am
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