Early Bird Walk: 7:30 a.m. - Registration required - Register for it at www.PortlandParks.org with Class #398198 or call 503-823-2525.
(And bird walks throughout the day - see below.)
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 all the hands-on
activities, like painting rocks and building a real birdhouse.
FACE PAINTING. Adorn your face with a colorful bird, butterfly, or even a bee!
STORIES, SONGS, AND DANCE. Local storytellers and musicians celebrate Portland's own birds in music and story. Danza Azteca will perform traditional Aztec bird dances and flute music.
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 Kestrel from the Audubon
Society’s Wildlife Care Center.
PORTLAND'S MIGRATORY BIRD TREATY PARTNERS. Visit with local partners of Portland's Migratory
Bird Treaty to find out what Portland-area citizens are doing to protect and enhance our bird populations.
Special highlights this year you won't want to miss!
TEEN ACTIVITY. Fair Trade Chocolate presentation. - 10:30 a.m.
PAUL BANNICK. Renowned author, photographer, and conservationist Paul Bannick will present a talk on his book, TheOwl and the Woodpecker. - 1:00 p.m.
SPECIAL GUEST BIRD WALK GUIDES. Portland's own Urban Naturalist Mike Houck and Audubon Society historian Tom McAllister will be on hand to lead the 2:00 p.m. bird walk. - 2:00 p.m.
For more information about the Festival, contact Nancy Pollot via e-mail or phone at 503-231-6910.
Birds you are likely to see at Oaks Bottom: