Identification: The Pacific Northwest serves as a major
thoroughfare for the western flyway of bird migration. Many beautiful
birds can be seen both seasonally and all year-round. This class will
help you identify some of these birds whether you live along the river,
in the forests, on farms, or in the suburbs. This especially will
help you become familiar with those lovely birds that stop at your
own bird feeders.
Hunters of the Night: These mysterious, seldom seen birds
capture everyone’s interest and imagination. Who hasn’t walked through
the woods and heard an owl’s haunting calls? These stealthy creatures
live in a world opposite to our sunlit existence. Find out how they
do this, and learn to identify the owls native to our Pacific Northwest.
Meet one of its inhabitants in person when AWF brings one of its mascot
screech owls to the class.
of our Native Birds: Many species of birds migrate to the
Pacific Northwest to build their nests and have their young. In fact,
many people build or buy birdhouses to attract these lovely creatures.
This class will show you the many different types of nests that birds
build, borrow or steal, and the evolution of the different types of
nests. Birdhouses can be built if desired.
Oregon: Learn what native mammal inhabit your backyards
and parks and their natural history, from the large black bear to
the tiny moles and mice. We will introduce you to these animals using
a slide program, mounts, and skins. We will also discuss animal totems
of the Native Americans, a definite favorite of kids and adults alike.
hand rearing: Have you ever run into a baby animal or had
one brought home to you and you didn’t know what to do for it? Well,
this class will help you deal with these cute but sometimes-difficult
babies. It will also discuss the legal ramifications of helping these
This program is a must for rehabilitates, groomers, zoo, personnel,
veterinary technicians, and anyone interested in handling wildlife
or even more aggressive domestic animals.
to the Pacific Northwest: Oregon is a country of rivers,
streams, and ponds. Yet few people know much about these fascinating
creatures that inhabit these watery worlds. This lecture will help
you learn to identify these animals and explains a little about their
natural history. It will also teach you about their function as indicator
species to monitor the health of our waterways and their conservation.
Neighbors: Have you ever had wildlife in your backyard
that you just wished would go away? Conversely, are there animals
you would just love to see in your backyard because they are beautiful
and just plain fun to watch? Then this is the program for you. It
will demonstrate techniques for both attracting and deterring your
Oregon: These magnificent birds of prey enthrall many people
both in the wild and in the ancient art of falconry. Join the American
Wildlife foundation in introducing them to you. We will go through
the identification of many of the different species and their natural
history. We will even discuss a little bit on falconry techniques
and how they help us with rehabilitation.
Rehabilitation: Have you ever wondered what it would be
like to be a wildlife rehabilitator? What do you have to do to become
one and what does it take to start a rehabilitation facility? This
class will go through the training, permit process and other requirements
that go into rehabilitation work.
Check out our Events Calendar for scheduling.
To send your donation, or contact us, write to:
American Wildlife Foundation
P.O. Box 1246, Molalla, Oregon 97038
Telephone (971) 227-4036