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December 7, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Field Trip: Beginning Waterfowl ID at Fernhill Wetlands with Brodie Cass Talbott

Visit one of the Portland area’s premiere wetlands to work on the basics of waterfowl ID. We’ll work with what we learned in the accompanying digital class and put that into practice, working as a team to identify the many ducks and geese that overwinter here. Along the way, we’ll keep an eye out for sparrows, lingering shorebirds, and raptors.

This field trip will focus on beginning ID, with a trip focusing on the more advanced aspects of waterfowl the following week.

Join Brodie for the accompanying class on December 6. Registration in the class is recommended but not required to join this trip:

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


Level up your waterfowl identification!

Fernhill Wetlands in winter is the perfect place to learn the basics of identifying ducks, geese, and swans.


Trip Details

  • Leader: Brodie Cass Talbott
  • Date and time: December 7, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Fee: $45 members / $65 non-members

  • Limited to 12 participants


December 7, 2022
8:00 am - 11:00 am
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