Bird Surveyor Training


Become an official bird surveyor for the Deschutes Land Trust!  Bird surveyors record species and number of birds at our Preserves so that we can monitor avian populations and the effects of our restoration efforts. You don’t have to be an expert at bird ID to be a surveyor, learning to ID birds as you survey is part of the fun!

Learn more about our volunteer bird survey program.

Bird surveyors volunteer as many days a year as they like. We ask for a commitment of at least one survey a month from May - September to volunteer for this program. To become a bird surveyor, please attend one of the following trainings:

What to Bring: Binoculars and bird ID book (if you have them), sturdy footwear (waterproof boots if possible) clothing for all kinds of inclement spring weather, water, and snacks.

Conditions: We will be hiking on uneven ground, on and off trail, possibly wet ground conditions.