Early Bird Walk: 7:30 a.m. - Registration required - Register for it at www.PortlandParks.org with Class #369676 or call 503-823-2525.
Complimentary: Coffee and pastries (while they last)
Rain or shine! Dress for the weather.
Free of Charge: Everyone is welcome!
BOTTOM WILDLIFE REFUGE. This is the City of Portland's first Migratory
Bird Park. It is one of many natural areas in and around Portland
that are important to migrating birds for resting, nesting,
and re-fueling. Come and see birds hailing from as far away as
GUIDED BIRD WALKS. Come enjoy bird walks led by local naturalists along
the wetlands trail. You will be amazed at the large
variety of migratory birds that use Oaks Bottom during their migratory
route. Every half hour, starting at 9:00 a.m. until
EARLY-BIRD BIRD WALK.Starts at 7:30 a.m. This is time of day when the birds are out and are most active. Come out early and you won't be disappointed! (To register, see above.)
CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES. Kids from ages 3 to 11 will love the hands-on
activities, especially painting rocks and building a real birdhouse.
FACE PAINTING. Adorn your face with a colorful bird, butterfly, or even a bee!
STORIES AND SONGS. Local storytellers and musicians celebrate Portland's own birds in music and story.
LIVE BIRDS OF PREY. Meet in person Finnegan the Peregrine Falcon,
Julio the Great Horned Owl, Hazel the Northern Spotted Owl, and
Jack Sparrowhawk, the American Kestre, birds of prey from Audubon
Society’s Wildlife Care Center.
INTERACTIVE DISPLAYS. Visit with local partners of Portland's Migratory
Bird Treaty to find out what is happening locally to protect and enhance our bird populations.
"If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder,
he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it,
rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world
we live in." - Rachel Carson
For more information about the Festival, contact Nancy Pollot via e-mail or phone at 503-231-6910.
Sponsors: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service <> City of
Portland Parks and Recreation