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Taking flight on Sauvie Island
Annual bird watching event draws crowds to Sauvie Island
The 11th annual Raptor Road Trip on Sauvie Island drew crowds of hundreds on Saturday, Feb. 6, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
During the event, volunteers from the Audubon Society of Portland taught visitors the basics of birdwatching, including how to identify birds by their size, wing shape and markings.
Volunteers were set up at four different locations on Sauvie Island allowing visitors to see unique birds in different wildlife areas that are wintering-over on the island.
The Audubon Society was also able to reintroduce a red-tailed hawk into the wild during Saturdays event. The hawk had been rehabilitated from a wing injury by volunteers at the Audubon Society.