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CANCELLED- Powell Butte Prairie-Nesting Bird Surveyor Training 2020

Apr 3, 2020 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am

“JCWC is postponing indefinitely our Community Science bird surveys at Powell Butte this spring because of public health concerns. We know our surveyors have been looking forward to year #2 of these surveys, we believe it is best to postpone these surveys to such a time when directions from our Governor on social distancing are relaxed.”


Join our community science spring bird survey team at Powell Butte Nature Park: 7:30-9:30 a.m. on either Fri, Apr 3 or Sat, April 4. Register HERE

About this Event

Birders, come participate in a survey project to help assess the impact of restoration and other activities on birds at Powell Butte! This is the second year of bird surveys that focus on prairie-nesting birds. Come to the 2-hour training to learn protocols and sign up for two or more early morning surveys during April, May, June. Data entry is easy: we use the online platform eBird. This project is a joint project of Portland Parks & Recreation, Conservation Insight and Johnson Creek Watershed Council

Calling all seasoned birders! JCWC, Conservation Insight and Portland Parks & Recreation to are about to launch the second year of monitoring Savannah Sparrow and other prairie nesting birds at Powell Butte Nature Park. If you have intermediate or better bird identification skills and own your own binoculars, this is the project for you! Register at the link before all the spots fill up…

You’re invited Friday, April 12th OR Saturday, April 13th from 7:30am-9:30am for a required orientation and training on the specific protocols.  Meet at the Butte, bring your binoculars and we’ll provide everything else for you. We’ll do a test survey together, and the following surveys will take place every week from mid-April to June (12 weeks total). Survey date sign ups will be a part of orientation, so bring your calendars, please! Register HERE

Volunteers must have intermediate or greater birding ID skills and must use their own binoculars. All data collection is done via eBird, so there are no paper forms.  Volunteers must create their own account prior to the orientation and will do data entry with the free, downloadable eBird smartphone app. Volunteers are asked to commit to two or more survey dates. Deadline to register Thursday, March 26th.

For questions contact Daniel Newberry: [email protected], (503) 652-7477 ext. 103


Apr 3, 2020
7:30 am - 9:30 am
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Powell Butte Natural Area
16160 SE Powell Blvd
Portland, OR 97236


Johnson Creek Watershed Council
Portland Parks & Recreation, City Nature East
Conservation Insight