Go Lights Out Spring 2024

Portland Portland, OR

Mark your calendar for Lights Out Portland, in which residential households and commercial buildings dim their lighting in order to raise awareness about the impact of light pollution on migrating birds, about wasted energy in the form of light thrown up into the sky, and about preserving our ability to see stars from the city.

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Spring Optics Fair at the Nature Store

Bird Alliance of Oregon Nature Store 5151 NW Cornell Road, Portland, OR, United States

Join us for our annual FREE Spring Optics Fair! For one day we are gathering all the experts and quality lines carried by the Nature Store. You'll be able to try a huge range of optics, see the newest models and features, and quickly get the answers you need to make a wise decision. 

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Big Sittidae Birdathon Team Fundraiser

Sauvie Island

Join us for a Big Sit, as a part of Birdathon, one of our most beloved traditions, bringing people together to raise funds to protect birds while watching birds.  For the uninitiated, a Big Sit is an effort to count as many birds as possible from one stationary location.

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Malheur Big Sit 2024

Malheur National Wildlife Headquarters 36391 Sodhouse Ln, Princeton, OR

Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day at our third annual Malheur Big Sit. This is an accessible, inclusive outing and BIPOC, LGBTQ+, disabled, and beginning birders and bird-enthusiasts are welcome.

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Millennial Falcons Birdathon Team Fundraiser

Fernhill Wetlands 1399 SW Fern Hill Rd, Forest Grove

Join avian enthusiasts Brandon Lampkin and Erin Cathcart for a casual half-day of birding at Fernhill Wetlands, a 700-acre birding hotspot in Forest Grove. All skill levels are welcome as we explore the restored wetlands for a wide variety of waterfowl, shorebirds, and raptors.

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Paddlebirders Birdathon Team Fundraiser

Scappoose Bay Marine Park 57420 Old Portland Rd, Warren, United States

Join us for a paddle-powered birding fundraiser trip around the shallow, calm waters of Scappoose Bay led by Associate Director of Development, Matthew Hushbeck, as a part of Birdathon, one of our most beloved traditions, bringing people together to raise funds to protect birds while watching birds.

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Eeny Meeny Mighty Towhees Birdathon Team Fundraiser

Topaz Farm 17100 NW Sauvie Island Rd, Portland, OR, United States

Spend your morning at Topaz Farms with Bird Alliance of Oregon staff member Kady Davis and Board Member Ricky Allen for a community birdwatching event, as a part of Birdathon, one of our most beloved traditions, bringing people together to raise funds to protect birds while watching birds. Come get your wiggles out, learn about local bird species, and borrow our binoculars to spot some cool birdies while enjoying time outside. Beginners and expert birders welcome!

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Delintment Lake Hike

Sinclair Gas Station 740 US-20, Hines, OR

Join Teresa Wicks, Bird Alliance of Oregon’s Eastern Oregon Biologist for a hike around Delintment, looking for Williamson’s Sapsuckers, waterfowl, and other passerines.

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P-Ranch River Walk | Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

Malheur National Wildlife Refuge 36391 Sodhouse Ln, Princeton, OR 97721, Princeton, Oregon, United States

Join Bird Alliance of Oregon's Eastern Oregon Biologist, Teresa 'Bird' Wicks on a guided bird walk to the stretch of the Blitzen River that extends north from P-Ranch and is a popular stop for many visitors to Malheur NWR. The mix of habitats along the river create abundant opportunities for observing birds and the occasional beaver or other mammal.

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Urban Wildlife Information Network (UWIN): Camera Trap Training and Volunteer Meet-Up

Bird Alliance of Oregon - Heron Hall 5151 NW Cornell Road, Portland, OR, United States +1 more

The UWIN PDX project tracks urban wildlife using camera traps, working with community members to place cameras along habitat corridors. Join us for an evening to celebrate the hard work of our current volunteers and welcome new volunteers interested in joining the project. The event will include a training session focused on camera trap deployment and common species identification, as well as explore recent data collected and future goals of the project.

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