Learn to identify birds by their songs in Laura Whittemore's locally famous "Birding by Ear" class. After an indoor presentation to get your ears tuned up we go outside and listen carefully to the songs and calls around us: American robin, black-headed grosbeak, song sparrow, yellow warbler and more. Learn how to listen, how to find singing birds, which sounds males and females make, and how to make those sounds stick so you recognize them again. 16 -- Adult
Birding by Ear
Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
City of Hillsboro Parks & Recreation Department
Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve Education Building
Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve is a facility of the City of Hillsboro Parks & Recreation Department bordering the Tualatin River in SW Hillsboro. Features include: 635 acres of wetlands undergoing an active restoration program and riparian forest with four miles of walking trails. A pollinator garden with active mason bee nests, benches and sheltered overlook of preserve. A designated Important Bird Area for wintering waterfowl. Over 200 species of birds have been recorded. Trails are open dawn to dusk. Pets and bicycles are not allowed on the trails. Education Center Building open 10am-4pm daily: real bald eagle nest, interpretive displays, nature store, classroom, restrooms.
$18 Hillsboro Resident / $25 Non-resident