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May 11, 2024 – Ford’s Pond Monthly Bird Field Trip

May 11 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am


Umpqua Valley Audubon’s

A Year of Birding at Ford’s Pond.

May 11, 2024 – Ford’s Pond Monthly Bird Field Trip.

Songbirds are here so come out birding with us!

9 am – No registration needed

“Birds begin to migrate 30-40 minutes after sunset with the greatest number in flight 2-3 hours later. Migrating birds regularly fly up to 10,000’ above the ground, although seasonal timing and weather conditions drastically impact their distribution.” To see how many birds flew over Douglas County the night before go to:

A special welcome to the Thrive Umpqua Community Well-Being Challenge Participants

who can count our walks as approved events now!

Meet: 9 am at Ford’s Pond parking lot -382 Church Rd, Sutherlin. From I-5 take Exit 136, drive west on Hwy 138 and at 1 mile, turn left onto Church Rd. (**GPS has not necessarily been accurate) The walk will be approximately 2 hours long. Participants can leave when they need to. Water-proof shoes such as mud boots are highly recommended if it has been recently raining. (April was doable without…May?)

Additional Info:  People new to birding are always welcome to join in, as are families with children.  Loaner binoculars are available for adults and children. We will have local volunteer birders in attendance, but we also encourage the group to help spot and ID birds. We walk at a slow pace, stopping often to observe birds.

Accessibility and trail conditions: Currently the ADA accessible paved pathway is halfway around the pond. It will be completed at some point during our year of birding. We walk on the south side of Ford’s Pond where it is more “birdy” but where the paved path doesn’t exist yet. The path is wide and grassy, but it has areas of ruts. A porta-potty is available at the Church Rd parking lot until the ADA restrooms are completed.

For questions/info: contact Stacy Burleigh at

Next Dates: June 8, 2024, July 13, 2024, Aug. 10, 2024, Sept. 14, 2024

Photo of a Yellow-rumped Warbler by Matt Hunter at the April 13th Ford’s Pond Field Trip


May 11
9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Umpqua Valley Audubon Society
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Ford’s Pond
382 Church Road
Sutherlin, Oregon
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