HawkWatch International and Outdoor Project are partnering to offer a series of fun outdoor and raptor related events in Portland.
Beers & Birds at Migration Brewery
It's migration season! What better way to celebrate than a couple cold brews at Migration Brewery! Come meet a live raptor up close with Close Encounters and have some beers with the HawkWatch International and Outdoor Project. Migration Brewery is generously donating 10% of beer sales!
When: Friday, September 18, 2015 | 6-8 pm
Where: Migration Brewery (2828 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97232)
Special Instructions: Come thirsty!
Hosts: Migration Brewery, Outdoor Project, HawkWatch International, American Wildlife Foundation
Raptor ID Workshop and Field Trip at Pro Photo Supply
HawkWatch International is hosting a free Raptor ID Workshop to help you hone your identification skills for the migration season. Meet a live raptor by AFW's Close Encounters. After the workshop, we will go on a hawkwatching field trip at Sauvie Island to put those new ID skills to practice.
Our friends at Pro Photo Supply will be hosting a photo workshop right after the Raptor ID Workshop. Stick around for some wildlife photography tips and tricks from the professionals. Take your camera to our hawkwatching field trip afterwards and put those photography tips to practice.
When: Saturday, September 19, 2015
10-11 am, Raptor ID Workshop
11:30 am-noon, Photo Workshop
1-3 pm, Hawkwatching Field Trip at Sauvie Island
Where: Pro Photo Supply Event Center (1801 NW Northrup Street, Portland, OR 97209)
Special Instructions: Bring your binoculars and camera! You will need to purchase a parking permit for Sauvie Island Widlife Area. We will meet at the 7-11 convenience store off the island at 1pm to get permits and caravan (14491 N. W. St. Helens Road). Plan on two hours to drive the loop and stop at points of interest.
Hosts: Pro Photo Supply, Outdoor Project, HawkWatch International, American Wildlife Foundation
FIELD TRIP UPDATE: We will meet at 1pm at 7-11/Subway just before the bridge; we will then head across the Sauvie Island bridge to the parking lot across from the corner store. LOOK FOR THE HAWK MOBILE (Subaru). We will drive to the Wildife area on the NW end of the Island, to the last parking lot past Grassy Lake. We will be there hawk and bird watching until 3pm Come join at any time.
Migration Day at Bonney Butte
Raptor migration is one of the greatest spectacles of the skies! Come visit a live migration research site for a day of outdoor fun and hawkwatching. HawkWatch International's Bonney Butte migration site is located in Mt. Hood National Forest and has been in operation for more than 20 years. Enjoy the drive and hike in the forest, and spend some time at the site with the HawkWatch crew who will help you spot and identify migrating raptors. Banding operations take place at the site, so chances are you'll get the rare opportunity to see wild raptors up close and personal that were just trapped and banded.