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April 19, 2021 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 am

Field Trip: Birding by Ear at Mt. Tabor with Brodie Cass Talbott *2 spots left*

Mt. Tabor is famed for its migrant songbirds. On this walk we’ll work our way through the park focusing on identifying residents and migrants alike by their songs and calls, keeping an ear out for possible early migrants like Black-throated Gray Warbler, Cassin’s Vireo, and Hammond’s Flycatcher.

*Meeting location will be emailed to you by your leader several days before the field trip.

Limited to 10 participants.

This outdoor program will require masks and follow all physical distancing and safety protocols dictated by the Oregon Health Administration. Scroll down for details.

$45 – $65

Let's welcome back migratory birds!

Join Brodie for an early migration ear birding field trip to one of Portland’s birding hot spots, Mt. Tabor.


Field Trip Details

  • Date: April 19, 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
  • Field trip fee: $45 members / $65 non-members

What to Expect

  • Trails: Mt. Tabor trails are well-graded and mostly paved; often includes a short section of single track trail with dirt/gravel tread; up to 200′ elevation change; pace will be slow as we stop frequently to look for birds and other wildlife; total distance less than 3 miles. Part sun/part shade.
  • Getting There: Our trips to Mt. Tabor usually start at the parking lot by the visitor center and basketball courts, and this parking lot is accessed by cars via Park Drive, via SE 69th Ave. On Wednesdays, the gates on Park Drive are closed, and groups meet at the gate itself. Either location can be accessed by TriMet #15 on Se 69th and Yamhill. 
  • Bathrooms: There is a full bathroom at the parking lot. Another full bathroom is located at “the top,” about one third of the way through the general route.

Mandatory COVID- 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
  • No scopes, no sharing of equipment
  • Everybody remain at least 6 feet apart at all times
  • No more than 10 people, plus the instructor
  • Destinations must be within 50 miles of Portland
  • 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


April 19, 2021
7:00 am - 10:00 am
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This trip will involve hiking two to three miles on pavement, stairs, and at times on uneven gravel and dirt trails. Mt. Tabor is accessible from Tri-met bus #15.


OR United States
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$45 – $65


OR United States
View Venue Website
$45 – $65


Tara Lemezis