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LEWIS AND CLARK — Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop’s next In Their Footsteps free speaker series event, “Five Common Birds of Astoria” with Barbara Linnett, takes place 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17.

This presentation is part of the worldwide Great Backyard Bird Count activities in the park held Friday through Monday, Feb. 15 through 18.

Enjoy an hour of indoor birding; no binoculars, hats or boots needed. This talk focuses on five favorite Clatsop County birds. Linnett will discuss identification, behavior, migration patterns, breeding and nesting, feeding needs, and how and where to spot them in the area.

Linnett, a bird enthusiast and wildlife volunteer, is a retired nurse who volunteered for the Wildlife Center of the North Coast near Astoria for eight years.

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, free of charge.

For more information, call the park at 503-861-2471, visit or check out Lewis and Clark National Historical Park on Facebook.

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