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. 



Surveyors volunteer as many days per year as they wish. We require that surveyors attend a training session so that they can learn our survey protocol and become familiar with the survey areas. 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!


Where: Participants will meet at the Camp Polk Meadow kiosk, rain or shine.

What to Bring: Binoculars, 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.