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March 17, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Field Trip: Exciting Spring Migrants Powell Butte with Brodie Cass Talbott *FULL*

March is the official start of songbird migration in Portland, and Powell Butte is the best place to search for Western Bluebird and other early migrants. Join Brodie in exploring the habitat of Western red cedar-dominated forest, hawthorn shrubland, open meadows, and riparian habitat along Johnson Creek in search of every bird to be found!

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

Limited to 10 participants.

Join Us for the Digital Class

Take what you learned in the digital class out with you into the field. Participation in the class is not required for the field trip, but is helpful!

Exciting Spring Migrants with Brodie Cass Talbott
  • March 16, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
$45 – $65


Pacing: Slow, with frequent stops to view and listen for birds.
There are bathrooms only at the visitor center. They are currently replaced by portapotties.
Public Transit: Powell Blvd. is serviced by Trimet #9, but it is still a fair distance from Powell to the parking lot on top of Powell Butte. Cyclists should be prepared for a ½ mile, steep hill to access the parking lot. The gates to Powell Butte open at 7 am.
Rest Stops: One or two benches are available along the route

Distance: Varies, generally up to 3 miles
Elevation Changes: 300 feet (total up and down)
Trail Tread and Width: Powell Butte trails are generally wide and mostly flat gravel trails on exposed, full sun landscape. Where trails enter forested sections they become narrower and often steeper. Most walking on these trips will be out in the open.

Let's welcome back migratory birds!

Join Brodie for an early migration field trip at one of Portland’s birding hot spots, Powell Butte Nature Park.


Field Trip Details

  • Date: March 17, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Class fee: $45 members / $65 non-members


March 17, 2023
8:00 am - 11:00 am
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$45 – $65


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$45 – $65


Tara Lemezis