Birding Days and Field Trips

Go Birding!

Join Bird Alliance of Oregon instructors on affordable full-day, half-day, or multi-day Pacific Northwest Trips, local Field Trips, and Birding Days to natural areas within a day’s drive of Portland. Expert guiding and camaraderie provided!

All experience levels and new birders are always welcome.


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Birding Days

Join us for a full day in the field birding with our expert naturalists, within a day’s drive from Portland.

Birding Timberline Lodge

July 27, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. *1 spot left*

Shorebird ID on the Coast

August 24, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. *FULL*

Experiencing Migration on the North Coast

September 6, 8:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Exploring Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge

September 21, 8:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Mount St. Helens – Hummocks & Coldwater Lake

September 28, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Clatsop Exploration

October 5, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

From Seabirds to Songbirds, a Day in Newport

October 26, 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Gulls of the Coast

October 27, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Upstream on the Columbia River

November 11, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Tufted Puffin
Tufted Puffin by Scott Carpenter

Field Trips

Join us for a few hours in the field birding with our expert naturalists at a local birding hotspot.

Cooper Mountain Nature Park

July 13, 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. *2 spots left*

Birding By Ear: Shorebirds at Fernhill Wetlands

August 29, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Migration at Oak Island

September 27, 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Botany for Birders: Fruit at Oaks Bottom

October 19, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Winter Migrant Birds at Oaks Bottom

October 31, 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Botany for Birders: Winter ID at Whitaker Ponds

November 9, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.


Wood Duck, photo by Mick Thompson

Pacific Northwest Trips

Explore the Pacific Northwest with local experts and guides from one of Oregon’s oldest conservation organizations. These multi-day trips are open to people of all skill levels, with a focus on comfortable travel and pacing, broad natural history, and attention to the conservation issues of the region.

Burrowing Owl, photo by Mick Thompson

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The programs below are currently full. Cancellations do happen and we reach out as soon as possible to our waitlist folks. To join a waitlist, click within the event and hit register. From there, you will be directed to our waitlist inquiry page. If a space becomes available, we’ll let you know! Thank you for your interest!

Birding Days


Pacific Northwest Trips

Townsend's Warbler, photo by Corey Raffel