Excursion Opportunities

Conference Excursion Opportunities

Oregon National Primate Research Center Excursion

July 13: Oregon National Primate Research Center
Fee: $25/person

Roundtrip tranportation is provided. Pick up will be at 12:00 PM at the convention center and it will return around 4:00 PM.

The Oregon National Primate Research Center is located in Beaverton, approximately 13 miles from Oregon Convention Center. As one of seven National Primate Research Centers supported by the National Institutes of Health, our mandate is to help people across generations live longer, healthier lives through scientific breakthroughs.

This event will feature a short presentation on the ONPRC, including animal care and behavioral management at the Center, followed by a walking tour of the breeding colonies of rhesus macaques and Japanese macaques (and maybe Hamadryas baboons!). Be sure to dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes!

Out of concern for the safety of our animals, we require that all persons who visit our campus provide proof of full vaccination (2 dose Pfizer or Moderna vaccines; 1 dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine) OR proof of a negative PCR test received within 48 hours of your visit to our campus. (Note: The PCR test is NOT the home testing kit, which is an antigen test. PCR tests may be accessed at some pharmacies, medical clinics, ZoomCare, and other locations that can be found online.)

For more information about the ONPRC, go to our website, www.ohsu.edu/onprc.

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Wild Latitudes* Excursions

Wild Latitudes* is happy to showcase the scenic beauty & birds of the Pacific Northwest to members of the 2023 Animal Behavior Meeting with the following outings.

To register for an outing, simply email Steve Robertson at [email protected]

Payment for the tour is what secures your spot.  You can either pay by credit card by emailing Dr. Ivan Phillipsen at [email protected], or by check, which you can send to Wild Latitudes, PO Box 25115 Portland, Oregon  97298. Please indicate the name & date of the tour you wish to participate on the check memo line.

Please Note: Outings have a minimum of 6 participants to run and a maximum of 12. We will fill on a first-come, first serve basis. Pick up and drop off will be at the convention center, details to be provided.

July 13: Geology, Birds & Natural History of the Columbia Gorge  
12:30pm -7:00pm   Fee: $65 
Hear the epic story of the Bretz Floods and how they shaped the Columbia Gorge while visiting scenic Crown Point and Multnomah Falls. We'll travel the length of this world-famous Gorge, birding as we go and visiting other waterfalls along the way.  We'll have dinner in Hood River at very cool, very local restaurant before heading back to Portland (dinner not included).  
Bring your binoculars, water and pack a few travel snacks!
**This exsursion is SOLD OUT.

July 14Birding Local Hotspots    
6:30am -1:00pm   Fee: $55   
We'll meet early and head out to a few of our favorite local birding spots.  Bald Eagle, Osprey, shorebirds and waterfowl will be the primarily targets of the day. We'll bring coffee and doughnuts in the morning to start the day off, and stop for lunch at a restaurant filled with local character and great food (lunch not included).  
Bring your binoculars, water and pack a few travel snacks!

July 16: Birds and Natural History of the Oregon Coast  
7:30am -7:00pm  Fee: $85   
 We'll head directly to the coast to bird the iconic Haystack Rock, where Tufted Puffins, Pigeon Guillemots, Harlequin Ducks, Surf Scoters and Black Oystercatchers are all possible. We then visit the town of Cannon Beach before heading south to bird a few "secret" sights along the way to Tillamook. Here we'll visit the Cape Meares Lighthouse, where Peregrine Falcons are known to nest, then bird the local wetlands.  We'll have dinner at a local restaurant (dinner not included) before heading back on a new and scenic route.
Bring your binoculars, water and pack a few travel snacks!

*For a little background on us, check out our website at www.wildlatitudes.com