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.

Gorge Wildflowers: Catherine Creek, Lyle Cherry Orchard and Horsethief Butte

March 23, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Catherine Creek Wildflowers & the Quest for Sheridan’s Green Hairstreak

March 30, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Deschutes River State Recreation Area

April 6, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


April 13, 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Mount St. Helens – Silver Lake: Sunset, Birds and Ecology

April 26, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Birding at Mount St. Helens Hummocks & Coldwater Lake

May 10, 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Birding By Ear East of the Cascades

May 16, 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Wasco Splendor

May 25, 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Hood to the Hook

May 31, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. *2 SPOTS LEFT*

Birding at Mount St. Helens Hummocks & Coldwater Lake

June 7, 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 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.

Botany for Birders: An Introduction at Columbia Children’s Arboretum

March 9, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Fernhill for Beginners

March 31, 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Spring Birding at Powell Butte Nature Park

April 14, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Botany for Birders: Conifers at Hoyt Arboretum

April 20, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Birding by Ear: Forests (Tryon Creek)

May 2, 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge

May 3, 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Botany for Birders: Flowering Trees on Mt. Tabor

May 19, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 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

Join the Waitlist

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

Birding Vancouver Lake and Lowlands

March 17, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. *FULL*

Welcome Back Puffins!

April 26, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. *FULL*

Birds of the Coast

May 4, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. *FULL*

Finley National Wildlife Refuge

May 10, 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. *FULL*

Field Trips

Sandy River: Exploring the West Bank

March 2, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. *FULL*

Pacific Northwest Trips

Townsend's Warbler, photo by Corey Raffel