• close up view of gate and parade ground of Fort Clatsop

    Lewis and Clark

    National Historical Park OR,WA

Events and Programs

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Great Backyard Bird Count - Go Birdy at Lewis and Clark
Friday February 14 through Monday February 17, 2014

Bring your family, friends, binoculars, and field guide books to Fort Clatsop and participate in the 17th annual Great Backyard Bird Count. The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual four-day event that engages all ages of birders in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are across the planet. Anyone can participate, from beginning bird watchers to experts. It takes as little as 15 minutes on one day, or you can count for as long as you like each day of the event. It’s fun and easy—and it helps the birds. The count, an international event created and sponsored by the National Audubon Society and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, lets citizen scientists contribute checklists online at http://gbbc.birdcount.org.

From Friday, February 14 through Monday, February 17, visitors can learn about participating in the count, record bird numbers in the park and make plans to count birds in their own backyards. Binoculars will be available for loan within the park during this event.

Friday, February 14, 2014

  • Pink Heron Scavenger Hunt will be on-going on the Netul River Trail.
  • Birds of Fort Clatsop Display.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

  • Free Admission
  • Oregon State Park Ranger Dane Osis will lead a birding walk starting at 9 AM in the Fort Clatsop Visitor Center lobby.
  • 10 AM to 3 PM - Bird-themed children’s crafts and face-painting.
  • Pink Heron Scavenger Hunt on the Netul River Trail
  • Birds of Fort Clatsop Display

Sunday, February 16, 2014

  • Free Admission
  • Oregon Zoo condor senior keeper Kelli Walker will talk about Condors of the Columbia at 1 PM
  • 11 AM to 4 PM - Face painting
  • 2 PM to 4 PM- Bird-themed children’s crafts and face-painting and education corner will be available in the visitor center.
  • Pink Heron Scavenger Hunt on the Netul River Trail
  • Birds of Fort Clatsop Display

Monday, February 17, 2014

  • Free Admission
  • Pink Heron Scavenger Hunt on the Netul River Trail
  • Birds of Fort Clatsop Display

Did You Know?

Station Camp

Station Camp is thought to be the most significant Lewis and Clark campsite along the lower Columbia River. During their stay there, the Corps of Discovery interacted and traded with ancestors of present-day Chinook Indians.