Great Blue Heron Week @ Jackson Bottom Wetlands

Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
City of Hillsboro Parks & Recreation Department

Celebrate Great Blue Heron Week and join bird expert Rick Balazs to view the Owl Woods heron colony. Thirty to fifty pairs of herons nest in this stand of Douglas Fir trees. Rick has spent hundreds of hours monitoring the birds over the years and knows the behaviors and antics of nesting herons very well. Meet at the Education Center at 9am. Be prepared for a two mile (round-trip) leisurely walk over mostly flat terrain. Dress for the weather, the trails may be muddy. Bring binoculars. A variety of other birds including bald eagles, osprey and songbirds may be seen. Free. A donation of $2 / person to the Education Center is welcomed. Group size limited to 15. Call 503-681-6283 to reserve a spot.

Adults and children over 10 years

But Wait!  Rick is offering a second walk on May 30, from 1pm-4pm, for families with children under 10 years old.  Call the same number to register for this option.

Jackson Bottom Wetlands Education Center

Rick Balazs

Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve Education Building
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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. Over 200 species of birds recorded. A designated Important Bird Area for wintering waterfowl. Open dawn to dusk. Pets are not allowed. Education Center Building open 10am-4pm daily: real bald eagle nest, interpretive displays, nature store, classroom, restrooms.

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Steve Engel
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