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Mildred Kanipe Memorial County Park Birding walk on May 18, 2024 at 9am.

May 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm



What is a Peafowl?  This is an excellent time of year to visit this lovely county park and find out the answer to that question as well!

Come join Umpqua Valley Audubon Society members, Liz Gayner and Mark Hamm on a birding walk.  Everyone is welcome. This is a family friendly event. We will meet at the Day Use area (second entrance from the south) of Mildred Kanipe Memorial Park, 16513 Elkhead Road, Oakland at 9am.

About the park:

“Mildred Kanipe, a farmer, passed away in 1983, leaving her ranch to the public to be a county park. Mildred’s ranch had 1,100 acres of land. On this, there are pastures, creeks, rolling hills, orchards, and forests”

About the trip:

On Saturday May 18th we will take a casual stroll on some of the easier trails, looking for mixed woodland and grassland bird species, including, Western Bluebird, Lazuli Bunting, White-Breasted Nuthatch, various Woodpeckers, Bullock’s Orioles, Western tanager, Western Meadowlark, Sparrows and hopefully many others. Oh, and also the beautiful, noisy Peafowl!

Bring water, snacks and appropriate clothing. We will have binoculars to loan out on site.  There are some beautiful picnic areas so you might want to bring a picnic lunch for when we are done.


Mildred Knipe Park is user friendly for most people at the two park entrances. There is ADA parking available at both entrances. After leaving the entrances, the paths are uneven with rough ground.  There is a combination of sun and shade.

Facilities:  ADA wheelchair accessible restrooms are available at the equestrian entrance.  The day use farmstead entrance has only a portable toilet available at this time.

Cell phone service is available on an intermittent basis.

Call Mark 541-580-3081 with any questions about this event.


May 18
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Mildred Kanipe Memorial Park
16513 Elkhead Road
oakland, OR 97462 United States
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