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Get Outside with Wild Diversity

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When: Sep 15, 2018 from 09:00 am to 12:00 pm

Join Portland Audubon & Wild Diversity for a POC/LGBTQ birding adventure through Fernhill Wetlands with Greg Smith and Portland Audubon’s Field Biologist and Trip Leader, Candace Larson. The walk will feature an array of shorebirds, raptors, secretive marshbirds, and songbirds.

Where: Fernhill Wetlands

With Mercy Shammah, you are welcome. Mercy is the founder of Wild Diversity, a project centering safe, welcoming spaces for people of color and LGBTQ folks in the outdoors. Wild Diversity is a robust community of Queers and POC that are committed to getting outdoors. 

When the opportunity to partner with them came up, Portland Audubon was eager to work out the details with them.  We went about cooking up a 3 hour birding adventure through Fernhill Wetlands for POC and/or people in the LGBTQ community, led by Greg Smith and Portland Audubon’s Field Biologist and Trip Leader, Candace Larson. 

The walk will feature an array of shorebirds, raptors, secretive marshbirds, and songbirds. Gregory and Candace will take you on a leisurely walk through multiple habitats where you all will learn the basics of bird ecology and identification in this recently restored wetland. 

If you identify as LGBTQ or POC and want to bird with other people in your community, sign up for this walk today. Space is limited and binoculars will be provided upon request. 

Cost: Sliding Scale $5-20. Pay what you can. Learn more on the Facebook event.

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