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100 Birds of Summer: Delintment Lake Hike
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.
Delintment Lake Hike
Meet at Spark Collaborative Studio at 8:30 (parking available on Adams, east of Broadway). We will caravan to Delintment Lake, arriving around 9:30. Starting at the dam, we’ll make our way around Delintment, looking for Williamson’s Sapsuckers, waterfowl, and other passerines. After the almost 2-mile hike around the lake, we’ll have the option to meander up the Delintment Creek Trail. This trail travels through a burn scar from a 2007 fire and going can be rough due to downed snags. We’ll travel about 1-mile up the trail, looking for shrub-loving forest birds, before heading back toward the dam.
Length: approximately 2-miles around Delintment Lake, approximately 2-miles on the Delintment Creek Trail, for a total of approximately 4-miles.
Accessibility:This trail is undeveloped and unmaintained, it has an uneven surface and often requires climbing over downed snags/logs.