Join us in scenic Columbia County for an exciting County Birding Blitz from Saturday, June 7 to Sunday, June 8.
Located on the Oregon-Washington Border along I-5, Columbia county is easily accessible to Portland residents. This time of year, the hills of Columbia county will be alive with the sounds of breeding forest songbirds. Participants in this Blitz may find Sooty grouse, Red-eyed vireo, as well as an assortment of waterbirds in the Columbia river. Sauvie Island is a local hotspot that draw birders from around the Portland metropolitan area.
Itinerary and Registration
The Columbia County birding blitz will be headquartered at the Best Western Oak Meadows Inn in Saint Helens, Oregon. Plan on meeting in the lodge parking lot each morning to assign areas, coordinate efforts, and exchange information.
On the mornings of Saturday, June 21st and Sunday, June 22nd we will break into groups and count birds in assigned areas of the countryside. After formal surveying in the morning, birders can visit county hotspots in the afternoon.
This will be a free event! However, participants will be responsible for their own accommodations and meals. We recommend booking accommodations at the Best Western in Saint Helens or other nearby lodging and camping as early as possible.
Would you like to join us? Please help us plan by registering in advance.
Please specify if you would like to meet Friday evening and/or if you have preferred birding areas or teams. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us. We look forward to seeing you there!