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Wallowa Mountains

This mountain range in northeastern Oregon has many characteristics similar to the Rocky Mountains.

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This mountain range in northeastern Oregon has many characteristics similar to the Rocky Mountains.

Location: In far northeast Oregon, ESE of LaGrande and NE of Baker, and entering Union, Wallowa, and Baker counties.

Description: This mountain range has many characteristics similar to the Rocky Mountains. Higher elevations are within the Eagle Cap Wilderness Area and much of the range is administered by the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest. Lower elevations are a mix of ownerships.

Ornithological Highlights: The Wallowa Mountains comprise the entire range of Spruce Grouse in Oregon, are the only area with regular confirmed breeding of Pine Grosbeak in Oregon, and comprise the entire breeding range of an Oregon endemic taxon, the Wallowa Rosy Finch (subspecies of Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch). Black Swifts have also been seen here.

For more information on the Wallowa mountains, please see the Technical Site Report in the National IBA database.

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Location: In far northeast Oregon, ESE of LaGrande and NE of Baker, and entering Union, Wallowa, and Baker counties.

Description: This mountain range has many characteristics similar to the Rocky Mountains. Higher elevations are within the Eagle Cap Wilderness Area and much of the range is administered by the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest. Lower elevations are a mix of ownerships.

Ornithological Highlights: The Wallowa Mountains comprise the entire range of Spruce Grouse in Oregon, are the only area with regular confirmed breeding of Pine Grosbeak in Oregon, and comprise the entire breeding range of an Oregon endemic taxon, the Wallowa Rosy Finch (subspecies of Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch). Black Swifts have also been seen here.

For more information on the Wallowa mountains, please see the Technical Site Report in the National IBA database.

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