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October 9, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Field Trip: Afternoon Birding, 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!

Please note the location of Fernhill Wetlands is in Forest Grove, not Portland, at 1399 SW Fern Hill Rd, Forest Grove, OR 97116.
$45 – $65


Pacing: Slow, with frequent stops to view and listen for birds.
ADA accessible restroom in the parking lot
Public Transit: Trimet Bus 57 stops .8 miles away in Forest Grove
Rest Stops: None

Distance: 1-1.5 miles
Elevation Changes: None
Trail Tread and Width: Ten-foot wide trails, with a mix of fine gravel, wood chips, and packed dirt.
Sun Exposure: Full

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

Sign up to join us!

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! This field trip is geared towards beginners.


Trip Details

  • Leader: Stefan Schlick
  • Date and time: October 9, 2022, 10:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m.
  • Fee: $45 members / $65 non-members

  • Limited to 12 participants


October 9, 2022
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
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