Go Wild, Go Birding! May 14 (2011)
Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day at Beaver Creek and Tryon Creek
Beaver Creek State Natural Area on the coast and Tryon Creek State Natural Area in the Portland metro area are marking the day with guided bird hikes. Learn about the birds in the wild and the feathered friends in your backyard. All events and parking are free at both parks.
Be at Beaver Creek, Oregon’s newest state park, by 9 a.m. to join the guided hike. Part of the park’s ongoing bird count census, this walk features naturalists and expert birders to help you identify birds. “Census takers” have identified more than 70 species in the natural area since January.
Join roaming naturalists at the Beaver Creek welcome center 10 a.m. -4 p.m. They will be on the observation deck to talk about local birds and bird watching techniques. A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ranger will present the “Do’s and Don’ts of Backyard Bird Feeding.”
Tryon Creek park rangers and volunteers will be ready 10 a.m-noon to guide bird hikes. Adults can join the nest tour and children can hit the trails for Bird Habitat Bingo. Need bird feeder tips? Staff at the park’s Nature Center can answer your questions 1-3 p.m. They will also dissect owl pellets and talk about local bird adaptations.
Park info & directions
Environment for the Americas (Go Wild, Go Birding sponsor)