Minto-Brown Island Park Bird Walk
Leaders: Mike Unger (503) 930-8998, Fred Stephens (503) 378-1364, and Barbara Dolan (503) 982-3204
Summer is the time for breeding migrant and resident birds to raise a new generation of young. Osprey returned to two nesting platforms, and the breeding neo-tropical
migrants, including Lazuli Buntings, thrushes, vireos, grosbeaks, flycatchers and warblers including Yellow-breasted Chat will be nesting and caring for young before their fall migration. We will be looking for young being fed and success in this cycle. The river is a nursery spot for wading birds, including both Great Blue Heron and Green Heron. Spotted Sandpipers can be heard and seen along the rocky shores. Join us as we look for sky sightings and listen for Common Nighthawks and swallows, including Northern Rough-winged Swallows, which have nested here in the past.
Meet at 7:00 AM at parking lot #3 (the last parking lot in the park). Dress for the weather, and bring snacks and water to keep energized. Wear appropriate footwear and plan for considerable walking. We will plan to finish by 11:00 AM.
Directions (to Minto-Brown Island Park): From River Road South, turn west at the signal at Minto Island Road and proceed to the last parking lot.