Raptor Road Trip 2013
Saturday, Feb. 9, 9am – 2pm
Annual event celebrates birds of prey
On this annual day devoted to birds of prey, naturalists and hawk experts host activities and answer questions at four locations on scenic Sauvie Island. On Feb. 9, explore the island, meet live raptors up close and sharpen your hawk identification skills with the help of expert birders, field guides and spotting scopes.
What will you see?
It depends on what nature has in store. Regularly sighted raptors include bald eagles, red-tailed hawks, American kestrels and Northern harriers. With luck, you might spot a rough-legged hawk, Cooper’s hawk, merlin or peregrine falcon. Snow geese, sandhill cranes and great blue herons are commonly seen at this time of year, as are abundant waterfowl.
Road trip facts
$10 per vehicle (cash only) includes a map to the four sites, lots of bird information, plus a required Sauvie Island Wildlife Area parking permit. Carpool with friends!
Suitable for all ages and skill levels, the trip is a great family outing.
Allow three hours to visit all four birding locations.
Two viewing sites have hot drinks and doughnuts while they last.
Three of the four locations are accessible.
Bring binoculars and dress for the weather. Rain or shine, the road trip goes on.
Start at Kruger’s Farm Market. From Portland, drive west on Highway 30. Turn onto the Sauvie Island Bridge. Once over the bridge, continue straight 1.5 miles on Sauvie Island Road, passing Howell Territorial Park. The market is on the right.
For more information call 503-797-1650, option 2.
The Raptor Road Trip is sponsored by Metro, Audubon Society of Portland, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and HawkWatch International.
$10 per vehicle, cash only