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Field Trip: Sandy River- Exploring the West Bank *FULL*

Join us, as we explore the west bank of the Sandy River at its mouth, as well as the surrounding cottonwood-ash forest, in search of its late winter birdlife, which often includes an impressive array of woodpecker species.

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 lunch/snacks (if needed) given the trip’s duration.

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:

Sandy River West Bank- Historic March Sightings


Accessibility

Walking distance: 3 miles
Elevation changes: minimal
Trail: Wide pavement, some gravel-hard packed dirt, some loose sand at sandy-columbia river confluence lookout
Pacing: Slow
Rest stops: None
Sun exposure: partial to full
Amenities (bathrooms and parking): No bathrooms, parking in dirt lot on north side of NE Sundial Rd.

Explore the Sandy River

We'll search for later winter birds and hope for an array of woodpeckers!

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Field Trip Details

  • Date: March 23, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Fee: $45 members / $65 non-members
  • Limited to 12 participants