On Saturday morning, we arrived at Sauvie Island at sunrise to help the Audubon Society of Portland, Metro, and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife prepare for the annual Raptor Road Trip event.
At 9 am, we set up shop at Coon Point, one of three birdwatching sites staffed by naturalists.
Good publicity and dry weather made for a great turnout from the public. At least 1600 people came to look at the birds while enjoying coffee and doughnuts.
After we packed up at 2 pm, a crowd remained to watch the eagles and herons perched in trees above large flocks of swans, geese, and cranes.
Coon Point Birds:
Great Blue Heron
Eurasian Collared Dove
Western Scrub Jay