Raptor Road Trip 2012, Sauvie Island Wildlife Area; Feb 4, 2012 9AM-2PM

02/04/2012 - 9:00am
02/04/2012 - 2:00pm
Raptor Road Trip 2012, Sauvie Island Wildlife Area; Feb 4, 2012 9AM-2PM. See Hawks, eagles and falcons and more. Info here!
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Raptor Road Trip 2012

When: Sat Feb 4, 2012 9AM-2PM
Where: Sauvie Island
Meet: Kruger's Farm Market
18330 NW Sauvie Island Rd
Portland, OR
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Cost: $10 per vehicle

Annual event celebrates birds of prey
Explore Sauvie Island in search of magnificent bald eagles, hawks and falcons that spend the winter on the island. On this special day devoted to raptors, experienced naturalists and hawk experts host activities and answer your questions at four locations around the island. Enjoy guided bird viewing, meet live raptors up close and sharpen your hawk identification skills. Hot drinks and donuts are available in the morning to keep you warm while you breakfast with the birds.

How does the road trip work?
Begin at Kruger’s Farm Market and pick up your event map and raptor identification guide. The event fee is $10 per vehicle, cash only, and includes a Sauvie Island Wildlife Area parking permit. To reach Kruger’s, take Highway 30 to the Sauvie Island Bridge and continue straight 1.5 miles (past Howell Territorial Park) to the farm entrance on your right. Carpooling is encouraged.

What will you see?
It all depends on what nature has in store. Frequently sighted raptors include bald eagles, red-tailed hawks, American kestrels and Northern harriers. With a little luck, you might spot a rough-legged hawk, Cooper’s hawk, merlin or peregrine falcon. Beautiful snow geese, sandhill cranes and great blue herons are commonly seen at this time of year.

More Info
For more information about the Raptor Road Trip Visit Metro's website here, or call 503-797-1650 option 2. Three of the four event locations offer wheelchair access. Sponsored by: Metro, Audubon Society of Portland, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and HawkWatch International

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