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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.  They start at 8 am at the respective trail head and last two to three hours.  These hikes are free, however you are required to pay the Refuge $3 daily entrance fee (free with Federal Lands Pass or Refuge Annual Pass).  Please bring cash or applicable pass and allow yourself an extra 5 minutes to register at the self service kiosk.  Click here for more information about passes and fees at Ridgefield NWR.

     
    Oaks to Wetlands Trail on the Carty Unit: 
    • Sunday April 23rd
    • Saturday May 13th
    • Saturday May 27th
     
    Kiwa Trail
    • Sunday May 7th - FULL
    • Sunday May 21st
    • Saturday June 3rd

     

  • Birding at Steigerwald Lake NWR

    The following hikes are led by Ron Escano. They start at 8 am at the respective trail head and last two to three hours. There is no entrance fee at this site.  

    •Saturday April 29th

    •Saturday May 20th

    •Saturday June 10th

    Click here to learn more about the Steigerwald Lake Refuge and trail.



  • Birding at Pierce NWR

    The following hikes are led by long term volunteer and Columbia River Gorge Refuge Stewards member Randy Fortish.  This refuge is closed to the public outside of these special walks.  

    • May 14th

    • June 11th

    • June 25th

    Click here to learn more about Pierce National Wildlife Refuge

Last Updated: May 10, 2017
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