Paddle-powered Birding

On July 20th, participants in  the Lane Audubon canoe/kayak Third Saturday bird trip paddled north on Coyote Creek to Fern Ridge Reservoir, departing from the Cantrell Road put-in at 8 am. We had a good morning of birding with really nice weather except for a little head wind early on. Our 9 watercraft (3 canoes and 6 kayaks) held 14 people. The participants’ ages ranged from 4 years to mid-70s, and it was a fun day for all! We saw 49 species of birds, but not a lot of individual birds. If you’re interested in the bird list, you can find it on the Facebook page. It was sunny and warming up quickly as we made our way back to the dock along Cantrell Road four hour hours later. —Maeve Sowles