2015 Bird Festival Photos

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Getting excited about Tualatin River Bird Festival or trying to decide if it's right for you (spoiler alert: it totally is)? Take a stroll down memory lane and check out these images from the 2015 Bird Festival.


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The Portland Audubon Bird Show is a great chance to get up close and personal with some amazing feathered friends.

 


 

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Find out why turkey vultures are known as "nature's recyclers" at the Bird Show.

 


 

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Portland Audubon bird handlers will also be roaming the festival grounds, giving you a chance for a personal greeting with the stars of the Bird Show.

 


 

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Whether you're new to archery or and old pro, visit the the target range and let loose.

 


 

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Never tried archery before? Well now's your chance. USFWS staff and volunteer instructors are on hand to teach you the basics.

 


 

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Archery is a great activity for the whole family, and a chance for a little healthy competition between generations.

 


 

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If fishing is your thing (or maybe your future thing), try some casting target practice. Need some tips? Expert volunteers will be at your side helping you get ready to land a big one.

 


 

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Tour the refuge in vintage style on a tractor-towed Conestoga wagon. USFWS staff and expert naturalists will be on board to give you a behind-the-scenes perspective on what it take to care for a wildlife refuge.

 


 

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Feeling industrious? Build a bird house, bat house, or bee board to take home. Tools, supplies and helpers are provided. Building a house was never so easy.

 


 

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You'll find USFWS staff and Friends of the Refuge volunteers all over the Festival, ready to share cool facts about wildlife, like Pacific lamprey, as well as their passion for Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge.

 


 

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The Festival is full of fun drop-in activities, like Native American feather art.

 


 

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It's always colorful fun when you try out Gyotaku fish printing.

 


 

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It's easy to make of day of it at Bird Festival, with sandwiches, burgers and hot dogs for sale. Even better, a portion of the food proceeds go to support Tualatin River Bird Festival and ensure it remains a free, family-friendly event.