Celebrate migratory birds everywhere!
May 4 is World Migratory Bird Day and Oregon Zoo will celebrate with some of its residents.
Discover which species of migratory birds live at the Oregon Zoo and how the zoo helps them thrive and survive: the bufflehead, the ruddy duck and the northern shoveler, along with the California condor, the golden eagle and the green-winged teal (pictured above), among others.
From 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., biologists from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other conservation experts will be in the Nature Exploration Station leading visitors through educational activities and games, all designed to be fun for the entire family create a better world for migratory birds through simple, everyday actions.
There will be other opportunities to learn more about our feathered friends throughout the day, including keeper talks.
Free with zoo admission
Parking costs $2/hour or $8/day and lots tend to fill up quickly, so the zoo encourages visitors to take public transport: Take MAX Light Rail to the Washington Park stop or a Trimet bus. Call 503-238-RIDE (7433) or visit trimet.org for fare and route information. Visitors who ride MAX light rail or a TriMet bus to the zoo will receive $1.50 off admission with proof of ridership.