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Third Saturday Birding – Willamette Confluence

March 16 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am

Middle Fork Willamette River near Elijah Bristow State Park
For the trip report, see the Bird Outings page.
This McKenzie River Trust property is located just upstream of the confluence of the Middle & Coast Forks of the Willamette River, west and north of Mt. Pisgah. It is not open to public access at this time, but staff members Charlie Quinn & Sarah Merkle have volunteered to lead this outing to see the many birds that are benefiting from its restoration and protection. (Sarah also leads our First Saturday Inclusive Bird Outings, and we hope we’ll be able to get regulars from both Saturdays to attend!)
We will be walking primarily on relatively flat, wide gravel roads for 2-3 miles. There is one gradual rise of less than 100 feet and some spots of larger cobbles. One short detour is available via side trails, but is not required. There are a few larger logs and rocks, but no benches. There is a larger accessible porta potty at the internal parking area. Third Saturday Birding continues to be open to all participants.
Please arrive before 8:00 AM at the gated driveway immediately east of 33995 Seavey Loop Rd, Eugene, OR 97405.  Because this site is closed to the public, those wishing to join us need to be on time to drive a few miles to the internal parking area. The gate will be locked at 8:05 AM and anyone attempting to enter after that will be trespassing illegally. Thank you for being respectful, not trespassing, and giving our wildlife space to be wild!
Our Third Saturday Bird Outings continue to be open to all participants. FMI: Or questions? Contact Charlie at


March 16
8:00 am - 10:30 am
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Willamette Confluence-Seavey Loop Rd
44.011828739157686, -123.01051170674687 + Google Map

Program Meetings

Our monthly program meetings have something for everyone. During the last year we hosted programs by naturalists, wildlife artists and expert birders on a variety of topics from the birds of Hawaii, to ravens, wolves, and people, to the migration of red knots. Participating in a program meeting is a fun way to get involved with Lane County Audubon. Meetings are free and open to all.

We are currently meeting on Zoom and in-person as conditions allow on the 4th Tuesday of each month between September and May at 7:00 p.m.