Bird Alliance of Oregon’s The Bird Days of Summer Expands to Statewide and Is Free For All

Portland, Ore – Bird Alliance of Oregon is thrilled to announce that its highly anticipated program, The Bird Days of Summer, is statewide and free for all! This summer, from June to August, Oregonians are invited to bike, hike, camp, and explore across the state with Bird Alliance of Oregon’s expert team. No experience necessary!

Previously held exclusively in the Portland metro area, The Bird Days of Summer has expanded its reach to include various stunning locations throughout the state. From the enchanting sagebrush steppe in Harney County and the breathtaking landscapes of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge to the captivating Oregon Coast, this year’s program invites participants on unforgettable journeys through Oregon’s remarkable ecosystems.

A colorful drawing of birds.
The Bird Days of Summer flyer 2023, artwork by Jasmine Vazquez

Bird Alliance of Oregon believes that nature is for everyone. But with expensive gear, remote locations, and a legacy of exclusion, birding can be a challenging and intimidating hobby to pick up. Created especially for those new to exploring the natural world and birding, The Bird Days of Summer offers something for everyone, as well as safe spaces for specific affinity groups. A sampling of the programs being offered includes “Birds & Bevvies at Topaz Farms;” “Malheur After Dark; “Queer Birding at the Sandy River Delta;” “Snowy Plover Hike and Bike at Bayocean Peninsula” and “Birds and Bugs: Family Friendly.” Embark on expeditions that explore the vast array of flora and fauna native to Oregon, while deepening your knowledge about birds, dragonflies, bats, our conservation efforts, and much more.

“Our mission is to connect people with nature and inspire a lifelong love for birds and wildlife,” said Emily Pinkowitz, Education Director at Bird Alliance of Oregon. “By expanding The Bird Days of Summer statewide and offering the programs at no cost, we’re opening doors to new communities and enabling even more people to discover the magic of Oregon’s natural wonders.”

Participants can look forward to a low-key, casual approach and engaging activities. From bird-watching excursions guided by knowledgeable experts to interactive workshops and community-centered adventures, The Bird Days of Summer promises memorable experiences that foster a deep appreciation for the environment and the joy of discovering more about the natural world and each other.

For more information about The Bird Days of Summer, including event schedules and locations, please click here.

Further questions, please contact Tara Lemezis at or (503) 292-6855 ext.131.