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May 4, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

PCC Rock Creek Community Science Orientation and Training: Beginning Birders

Join Candace Larson, Bird Alliance of Oregon Field Biologist, for an orientation/training on a brand new Community Science project in a beautiful greenspace next to Rock Creek Community College.

Help us understand how birds are responding to habitat restoration efforts as you bird along a trail. The goal of this project is to collect baseline information on the bird communities that use this greenspace as Clean Water Services implements a long-term floodplain enhancement project at this site.  This project aims to maintain a healthy Rock Creek watershed while also providing quality wildlife habitat and connectivity.

This training is for beginners and will be geared toward folks who are currently learning their PNW birds!  We’ll include an hour of Birding 101 before the training to help you get familiar with some of the more common birds on the site, then guide you through the protocol and walking route.

Bird Alliance of Oregon has developed an easy-to-follow protocol for birders to collect key bird data to inform this effort.

Great Blue Heron flies low over the water with its wings spread wide.
Great Blue Heron, photo by Mick Thompson

Volunteer requirements:

  • Birding skills: Must be able to identify Pacific Northwest birds by sight and sound; must be comfortable using eBird. Less experienced volunteers can record data for the bird counter.
  • Equipment: Must have your own binoculars.
  • Field conditions: Must be able to walk 1-2 miles on paved and dirt paths.
  • Transportation and Parking at the site is your responsibility

Get Involved

Please contact Candace Larson (clarson@birdallianceoregon.org) to RSVP for the training and either Candace or Joe Liebezeit (jliebezeit@birdallianceoregon.org) for any other questions about the project.


May 4, 2019
8:00 am - 11:00 am
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PCC Rock Creek
17705 NW Springville Rd, Building 3
Portland, OR 97229
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Joe Liebezeit