Shrink your internal organs while doubling your body weight: It’s migration season! Let’s track the incredible journeys, and changes along the way, as our local migrants move between wintering and breeding grounds. Ram Papish shares his experiences with migratory songbirds and shorebirds in far-flung locations across North and South America. After the presentation, we will take advantage of peak migration to see what winged wonders are moving through our area.
Bio: Ram Papish is a professional wildlife enthusiast whose varied career includes biologist, educator, photographer, and wildlife artist. He specializes in the design and illustration of interpretive panels. An avid traveler, Ram has a passion for observing and photographing wildlife worldwide.
Details: This will begin with a presentation followed by an outdoor excursion to Netarts Bay to take advantage of peak migration to see what winged wonders are moving through our area. All birding levels are welcome!
Where: Netarts area (Register for details)
This event includes both an indoor presentation and an outdoor excursion to Netarts Bay. The presentation will be from 9:00 am – 10:00 am. The excursion will start at 10:15 am and end at 12:30 pm. Please plan to drive/carpool to field birding locations.
What to Bring: Please bring anything needed to keep you comfortable. The community center can be on the cooler side. The excursion will travel over paved, gravel, and sand trails and include navigating stairs to the beach. Please be prepared for the dynamic Oregon coast weather (in May). We encourage rain gear, sturdy shoes, and layers. Please bring water, beverages, and/or snacks as needed to keep you energized.
Cost: There is no cost to attend this program. Tax-exempt donations to Netarts Bay WEBS to enable programs like this are encouraged, but not required.
This event is part of the Explore Nature series of hikes, walks, paddles, and outdoor adventures. Explore Nature events are hosted by a consortium of volunteer community and non-profit organizations, and are meaningful nature-based experiences that highlight the unique beauty of Tillamook County and the work being done to preserve and conserve the area’s natural resources and natural resource-based economy.
Questions? Contact Registration@netartsbaywebs.org