Enjoy our Field Trips

Coal Creek Slough Paddle October 2008

Our field trips are open to anyone who wants to participate. You don't have to be a member of Audubon or our local chapter to join the fun. But after you have come on several of our trips, we think you'll want to join and support us.

Canceled: Birding Field Trip to Methanol Plant Site at the Port of Kalama

Trip had to be canceled due to closed off access!
Darrel Whipple will lead a bird walk next Sunday, Feb. 26, at the proposed methanol plant site at the north end of the Port of Kalama industrial area in conjunction with Columbia Riverkeeper. Depending on how many show up, folks may divide into two or three groups of 10-15. Everyone is invited from experienced to beginning birders.
We will meet at the Kalama Community Building at 9 am for a briefing, then carpool to the Northwest Innovation Works plant site. We will return by 11 or 11:30. To sign up for this trip please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call him at 503-556-9838.

Field trip to see Vaux's Swifts in Rainier

The Vaux's Swifts are still coming through Rainier on their southbound migration, roosting at night in the chimney of Carpet One. Linda Jennings counted 1,026 on Sunday evening; Darrel Whipple counted 1,070 last night.

We are declaring a WHAS field trip to Carpet One this Saturday, Sept.10. Meet at the front steps of Rainier City Hall (Highway 30 and First Street) at 7 pm. Binocs and camera are optional. The swirling and funneling into the chimney will likely begin a few minutes after sunset; enjoy the spectacle. The wee birds should all be in bed by 8 pm.