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Naturalist Led Hikes

The following listings are for Steigerwald Lake, Pierce, and Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuges.  Limited space is available.  Sign up by calling (360) 887-4106 or emailing Josie_Finley@fws.gov.

Other groups that may be offering guided hikes are; Backyard Birdshop, Vancouver Audubon, Portland Audubon, and the Friends of the Columbia River Gorge.

  • Birding at Ridgefield NWR

    The following hikes are led by Ron Escano, a retired wildlife biologist who had been leading hikes for the US Fish and Wildlife Service and Audubon for over a decade.  

    All hikes meet at 8 am and last for about 3 hours.  There is no fee for the hikes but the $3 entrance fee does apply.  Please make sure you give yourself enough time to pay your fee or register an applicable pass before the hike starts.   

    Kiwa Trail: 

     - Sunday September 25th

    Click here to learn more about the Kiwa Trail

    Oaks to Wetland Trail: 

     - Saturday October 15th

    Click here to learn more about the Oaks to Wetlands Trail

    For more information or to sign up, contact Park Ranger Josie Finley Josie_Finley@fws.gov, or call the office at 360-887-4106.  

  • Birding at Steigerwald Lake NWR

    The following hikes are led by Ron Escano, a retired wildlife biologist who has been leading bird walks for the US Fish and Wildlife Service and Audubon for over a decade. 

    All hikes meet at 8 am and last for about 3 hours. There is no fee for these hikes or entrance to Steigerwald Lake NWR.

     - Saturday September 17th

     - Sunday October 2nd

     - Saturday October 22nd 

    For more information or to sign up contact Park Ranger Josie Finley at Josie_Finley@fws.gov or the office at 360-887-4106.

    Click here to learn more about the Steigerwald Lake Refuge and trail.  There is no entrance fee at this site.  



Last Updated: Sep 12, 2016
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