Mon March 13 | 10:00 AM

Bird Walk: Through the Composer's Ears

Join us for a special Bird Walk with composer Gabriella Smith, hosted by Lane County Audubon Society, Eugene Symphony, and McKenzie River Trust


March 13, 2023 10:00 AM

Bird Walk: Through the Composer's Ears

Gabriella Smith, composer-in-residence

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been cancelled.

Hosted by Lane County Audubon Society, Eugene Symphony, and McKenzie River Trust

Monday March 13 | 10:00 AM -12:00 PM
Green Island Property, Eugene, OR

REGISTRATION IS FULL FOR THIS EVENT. Please submit your contact information HERE if you would like to join the Wait list.

You’re invited to join us for a very special Bird Walk at McKenzie River Trust’s Green Island property. Leaders will be Lane Audubon birder Dennis Arendt, McKenzie River Trust's Sarah Merkel and Eugene Symphony Composer-in-Residence Gabriella Smith. Located at the confluence of the McKenzie and the Willamette Rivers, Green Island is an 1100-acre conservation area containing some of the least altered fish and wildlife habitat in the Willamette Valley. A composer and environmentalist, Gabriella Smith writes music inspired by a love of play, exploring new sounds on instruments, building compelling musical arcs, and connecting listeners with the natural world in an invitation to find joy in climate action.

Terrain: A nice, short loop in the north side of the property that is a little less than a mile and a half. It is a mix of gravel roads and mowed grass, all pretty level.

Tour will occur rain or shine. No birding experience necessary.

Read about the Art on the Landscape painted bird boxes at Green Island here.

On Thursday, March 16, Eugene Symphony presents the Pacific Northwest premiere of Gabriella Smith’s first symphony, “ONE”, which is a reminder to humans that we are just one of millions of species on the planet and each plays an important role in a healthy ecosystem. Read More

Health & Safety

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LOCATION: Green Island Property