Volunteers receive instructions for a citizen science bird survey that is part of our assessment of avian responses to estuary restoration.

Volunteers receive instructions for a citizen science bird survey that is part of our assessment of avian responses to estuary restoration.

We are committed to informing the public and our partners about our scientific discoveries and their application to bird and other wildlife conservation.

Come out and meet us at one of our presentations, training events such as a Bird ID classes, or take advantage of volunteer opportunities:

2017

March

March 4: Join for our second Urban Bird Walk in the Portland Metro Area. Dr. Tom Virzi will be leading another bird walk in the Taralon neighborhood, but this time we will be venturing out of the neighborhood to explore Rock Creek in search of American Dippers and other harder to find birds. This walk will provide a glimpse into the unexpected birds living right near our homes. Meeting place is the Taralon Clubhouse on the corner of SE 162nd Avenue and SE Taralon Drive in Happy Valley, OR at 8:00 am. Bring binoculars (or we can lend you a pair) and shoes that can get muddy (we mean it this time)!

April

April 15: Join for our next Urban Bird Walk in the Portland Metro Area. Dr. Tom Virzi will be leading another bird walk in Happy Valley, OR. This time we will be exploring a city park with a nice boardwalk through wetlands. Meeting place is the pavilion near the main entrance of Happy Valley Park located at 13770 SE Ridgecrest Rd. We are meeting a bit earlier this time: 7:30 am (still late by bird standards). Hope to see you there!

April 17-21: GEER 2017 (Greater Everglades Ecosystem Restoration), Coral Springs, FL. Dr. Tom Virzi will present Next steps towards recovery of the Cape Sable seaside sparrow as part of a special session entitled: “Marl Prairie landscape: its ecology and importance in Everglades restoration.”