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Audubon Birding Day: Deschutes River Butterflies & Birds with Stefan Schlick

We will spend the warm midday sunlight hours downstream of Sherar’s Bridge looking for butterflies. This is the best week for butterflies at this site before it gets too hot. There should be a little bit of everything, but we are hoping for Sheridan’s Green Hairstreak which is at the trailing end of its flight season. We will also be looking for wildflowers. In the morning we will bird the oaks around Tygh Valley for Lewis’s Woodpecker and any new arrivals. Please note: If the weather forecast is bad this trip will be cancelled or rescheduled.

Meet at McDonalds (45.6046, -121.1390) at Exit 87 in The Dalles at 7:30 a.m.

Bring lunch and dress for the weather. You will drive yourself for the day. Stefan will reach out with further details before the trip. 

Trip limited to 10 participants. 

This outdoor program will follow all physical distancing and safety protocols dictated by the Oregon Health Administration. Masks required. Please feel free to bring your own spotting scope if you have one. Scroll down for details.

A Sheridan's Green Hairstreak Butterfly is perched on a rock on the sandy ground.
Sheridan's Green Hairstreak, photo by Frank D. Lospalluto

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Join Stefan for a full day of butterflies, wildflowers, and birds! This trip takes place in The Dalles area, about an hour and a half from Portland metro.

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Trip Details

  • Leader: Stefan Schlick
  • Date and time: April 28, 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Fee: $85 members / $115 non-members

  • Limited to 10 participants

Mandatory guidelines: 

  • Stay home if you or a member in your household have any symptoms, or if you have been in contact with anyone with these symptoms:
    • Fever or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea
  • Everyone drive on their own, with members of their household
  • Everybody must wear a face covering at all times
  • Everybody remain at least 6 feet apart at all times
  • No more than 10 people, plus the instructor
  • Only go to locations with plenty of room to stay safe:
    • Wide, open spaces are best
    • No crowded trails – limit to early morning walks and/or weekdays
    • Prioritize trails that are one-directional
    • Prioritize locations with trails at least 6-feet wide

Details

Date:
April 28, 2021
Time:
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
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