In Their Footsteps Lecture Series
On the third Sunday, September through May at 1 p.m., this speaker series is an opportunity to meet scholars, authors, and artists. Join the conversation and be inspired by history, people and culture. This forum is sponsored by the Lewis & Clark National Park Association and presented in the Netul River Room of Fort Clatsop's visitor center, and is free of charge.
Feb. 16, 2020 - Common Birds of Fort Clatsop, Then and Now
By: Barbara LinnettLewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop is pleased to announce the next In Their Footsteps free speaker series event. Common Birds of Fort Clatsop, Then and Now with Barbara Linnett will be on Sunday, February 16, at 1:00 p.m. This presentation is part of the February 14-17 worldwide Great Backyard Bird Count activities in the park.
Meriwether Lewis wrote about 50 birds that were new to science in his journals; describing 12 of these during his winter at Fort Clatsop. This talk focuses on five of these bird species that are still being documented by local citizen scientists around Fort Clatsop. Linnett will discuss these the identification of these birds as well as their behavior, migration patterns, breeding and nesting, feeding needs, and how and where to enjoy spotting them.
Barbara Linnett is a bird enthusiast and wildlife volunteer who believes that the more we share and learn about nature, the more we appreciate, protect and love our natural environment. She is a retired nurse who volunteered for the Wildlife Center of the North Coast for more than eight years. Linnett participates in Project FeederWatch for Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is creating a native plant garden to provide bird habitat, and is managing her small forest for wildlife.
In Their Footsteps is a monthly Sunday forum sponsored by the Lewis & Clark National Park Association and the park. These programs are held in the Netul River Room of Fort Clatsop’s visitor center and are free of charge.
For more information, call the park at (503) 861-2471.
Other upcoming In Their Footsteps speaker series programs include:
Last updated: February 4, 2020