Next In Their Footsteps event set for Feb. 16
February 6, 2020
Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop has announced the next In Their Footsteps free speaker series event. Common Birds of Fort Clatsop, Then and Now with Barbara Linnett will be held 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 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.
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, check out http://www.nps.gov/lewi, or Lewis and Clark National Historical Park on Facebook.