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January 7 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Field Trip: Winter Along the Crown Zellerbach Trail- Chapman Landing to Scappoose Trailhead *FULL*

Come bird this Columbia County hotspot comprising open farmland, pastures, and wetlands, and providing opportunities to view a nice variety of waterbirds, raptors, and wetland/grassland specialist songbirds. We’ll begin by scanning the channel and flooded bottoms near Chapman Landing. Ultimately, we’ll make our way to the grassy wet fields near the Scappoose Trailhead in search of actively hunting Northern Harriers and American Kestrels, hoping for other large raptors, some conspicuously perching/soaring, others more secretly day-roosting.

Please bring binoculars, scope if you have one, and wear appropriate footwear and layered clothing for cool, wet weather. Also, don’t forget to bring water and snacks (if needed) given the hike’s duration and length.

For those interested, please see the link below for historical data on species occurrence at the refuge for the month of January, just to get an idea of what could be seen during the visit:

CZ Trail East End- Historic January Sightings


Walking distance: Up to 3.5 miles.
Elevation changes: None
Trail: Wide pavement
Pacing: Slow
Rest stops: None
Sun exposure: Full
Amenities (bathrooms and parking): Ample parking at the Chapman Landing CZ Trailhead, which includes a vault toilet.

Explore Columbia County in Winter!

Join us, as we explore the always birdy East End of Crown Zellerbach Trail.


Field Trip Details

  • Date: January 7, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Fee: $45 members / $65 non-members
  • Limited to 12 participants


January 7
8:30 am - 11:30 am
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