Mt. Tabor Park is an important place for birds in Portland. It provides an island of green amid a sea of residential development and acts as a refuge for resident and migratory birds. See the Mt. Tabor Park Bird List (linked below) for detailed information on the birds that call Mt. Tabor Park home. Thanks to Adrian Hinkle for creating and sharing this comprehensive list.
Improving habitat for birds and other wildlife has been recognized as a major benefit of the Mt. Tabor Invasive Plant Control and Revegetation Project from the start. We have been careful to time our work to minimize impact to nesting birds, and are working with volunteers from the Audubon Society of Portland to monitor bird use of the park before, during, and after the project. Breeding bird surveys have been conducted in May and June in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012. Winter bird surveys have been conducted in December, January, and February in 2010-2011, 2011-2012, and 2012-2013. The documents below provide information on avoiding impacts to nesting birds, and results from the spring breeding bird surveys completed in 2009 through 2012. Many thanks to the skilled and dedicated volunteers from the Audubon Society of Portland, without whom we would not be able to collect this important data.