Tualatin River Bird Festival

      The Friends of the Refuge, in conjunction with Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, invite you to attend the 18th Annual Tualatin River Bird Festival. This is a FREE family-friendly event celebrating wildlife and wild places.

      It all takes place Saturday, May 17th at the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge. Here's a little of what you can experience:

      • Audubon of Portland live bird show at noon

      • Native Blessing by the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde at 11:45am

      • ODFW Archery Clinic

      • Early morning Bird Banding Demonstration with USFWS from 8am-Noon

      • Learn to catch a fish at the ODFW casting clinic

      • Ducks Unlimited decoy painting

      • William L. Finley photography exhibit

      • Build a Bat House, Bird House or Bee Board

      • Conservation exhibits

      • Behind the Scene Wagon Rides from 10am-2pm

      • Guided walks for adults and kids

      A shuttle bus will transport you in comfort from an offsite parking location right to the front door of the Refuge. Buses will start running at 5:30am (just in time for our first bird walk of the day) until 4:00pm.

      For more information, visit The Friends of the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge website.