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      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.