100 Birds of Summer: Birds and Beers
Join Teresa Wicks, Portland Audubon’s Eastern Oregon Field Coordinator for 100 Birds of Summer, a series of family and beginning birder-friendly programs connecting people to birds and nature. Over the course of the summer, we’ll aim to see 100 bird species, from forests to wetlands, and places in-between. But don’t be fooled, this series isn’t only for serious listers, we’re aiming to create community while exploring the birds and ecosystems that Harney County has to offer. Binoculars will be available.
Birds and Beers
For this outing, we’ll meet at the Idlewild Picnic Shelter at 5:00pm. From there, we’ll hike through the forest and along shrubby areas where Green-tailed Towhee are often spotted. We’ll bird until about 7:00pm. If campfires are allowed, we’ll start a fire in the picnic shelter’s fire ring and share in good conversation around the fire until 7:30pm. Participants will need to bring their own food for dinner. This birds and beers event is BYOB.
Length: 4 miles.
Accessibility: This trail is often narrow and rocky with some uphill and downhill portions.