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Audubon Bird Sanctuary Professional Review and Guide
"The Portland Audubon Society operates Audubon House, an interpretive center with exhibits of birds and wildlife. They also run a wildlife rehabilitation center specializing in birds. The excellent nature store features gifts, books, and aids for identifying the birds, wildlife, and plants you may see along the trail. A trail map shows three loop walks that begin at the store. The society offers many different birding events, nature classes, and guided tours, so call for information on times and dates."
--Sybilla Avery Cook, Walking Portland, Oregon (Falcon Guides).
Though the trail guide is a bit dated (for instance, the Creek Trail is now the Jay Trail, and some of the signing is no longer there), the descriptions of the vegetation are right in step with the walk. I went with my wife, who's not always an outdoorsy person, and we both enjoyed it. The trail was wide and easy to follow, but at the same time the lush, thick growth made us feel like we were all alone on a busy Saturday. Near the beginning of the trail were several volunteers displaying birds of prey that lived at the sanctuary: two different types of falcon and an owl, all of whom had some kind of defect or injury that prevented them from being able to survive alone. The children who were visiting especially enjoyed this aspect of the walk. Another plus, it was cool among the trees and along the creek on what was otherwise a hot day.
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