Bird Walks

Our monthly Bird Walk is held on the third Saturday of each month. All levels of birders are welcome, from novice to expert.

Locations and leaders are determined monthly. Those wishing to carpool should meet at the usual South Eugene High School parking lot at 8 o’clock.

Birders of all levels are welcome and we will have a few pair of binoculars to loan. A $3 donation per person is suggested to help support Land County Audubon’s education and outreach programs.
For more information contact Rebecca Waterman at 541-653-3354 or

Eugene 4th of July Butterfly Count - North American Butterfly Association

This field trip, the first of two "Fourth of July" butterfly counts, will be led by our experienced local NABA officers. Four different count groups will explore for butterflies in the West Eugene Wetlands, Mt. Pisgah Arboretum, East Buford Park, and Spencer Butte. Beginners are encouraged to participate in the outing as a learning experience in butterfly identification.

Free. Please preregister by email at

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - 10:00am
Campbell Community Center - 155 High Street

Butterflies and Dragonflies at Mt. Pisgah Arboretum - North American Butterfly Association

Join nature guide Dave Hagen on a walk for kids and families. Explore the diversity of butterflies and dragonflies found at the Arboretum! Nets and bug boxes are provided to get a closer look at these amazing organisms. Jointly sponsored by NABA Oregon and Mt. Pisgah Arboretum. Meet at 1:00 pm at the Mt.

Saturday, July 1, 2017 - 1:00pm
Mt Pisgah

Field Trip to West Eugene Wetlands-North American Butterfly Association

Join NABA Oregon officers for a casual, kid-friendly, educational exploration of Eugene's nearby wetland areas where butterflies are abundant in the early season. With these experts as guides, beginners and experienced butterfliers alike are sure to have an enriching natural-history experience -- one that extends beyond butterfly identification.

Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 12:00pm
Red House, West Eugene's Wetlands office

Third Saturday Bird Walk - May 20, 2017

Wildlife biologist and field leader Dave Bontrager will lead a trip to the Kirk Park/Pond area, north of Fern Ridge Dam. We will meet to carpool at the usual location, the east parking lot at South Eugene High School. We leave at 8 a.m. If you prefer to join us at the walk location, arrive at the East Kirk Pond parking area off Clear Lake Road, across the street from the boat basin at Orchard Point Park, by 8:30 a.m.

Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 8:00am
Kirk Pond

Third Saturday Bird Walk--Saturday, April 15, 8:00 a.m.

John Sullivan will lead this walk into the Royal Avenue section of Fern Ridge Wildlife Area. John is a local birder and world traveler.

People may meet to carpool to the location at the usual place at South Eugene High School’s east side parking lot. We will leave for the Royal Avenue parking area at 8 a.m., arriving about 8:30. You may also join us there.

Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 8:00am
Fern Ridge--Royal Avenue

Third Saturday Bird Walk - Saturday, March 18, 8:00 a.m.

Vjera Thompson will lead this walk along the new Millrace Bike and Walking Trail in Springfield. She has been an avid birder in the Eugene/Springfield area for many years.

We will meet to carpool at the usual location, in the east parking lot at South Eugene High School, then leaving at 8 a.m. If you would prefer to meet at the walk location, meet at the trailhead behind Booth Kelly, 307 South 5th Street in Springfield. To reach this location, head south on Springfield’s 5th St. After Dutch Bros., cross the railroad tracks and turn left. Expect us there 8:30-ish.

Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 8:00am
Millrace Bike and Walking Trail in Springfield

2017 BLM Bird Banding Station Volunteers Needed May-Aug

Consider assisting the Northwest Oregon District of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) at its bird-banding station in the West Eugene Wetlands. At the BLM’s Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) station, participants will help provide kids with real-world, interactive lessons about research and conservation efforts for resident and migratory bird populations. 

Volunteer positions include: Net openers/extractors, data recorders, and conservation education leaders.Education leaders should be at least amateur birders and be excited to connect kids in grades 6-12 with nature through the joy of birds. Activities will take place near Fern Ridge Reservoir on selected Thursday and Friday mornings between the end of May and the end of October. 

FMI or to sign up, contact Wildlife Biologist John Deluca: or 541.683.6229


Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 8:00am
West Eugene Wetlands