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Birding the Basin

The many lakes and wetlands of southeastern Oregon are host to some of the most amazing congregations of nesting waterbirds in the state. During the breeding season, thousands of waterbirds depend on these lakes, in this otherwise dry region, to raise their young. 

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We begin in Lakeview, where we can easily reach the Warner Wetlands, Lake Abert, and Summer Lake, as we search for Eared Grebes, Black Terns, Black-crowned Night-Herons and Yellow-headed Blackbirds. Birds will abound on this great adventure and we are sure to have memorable views of  American Avocets, Black-necked Stilts, Wilson’s Phalarope ,Snowy Plover, Sage ThrasherBlue-gray Gnatcatcher and Green-tailed Towhee. A special night time excursion will be made to look for the Common Poorwill. Our last night is spent in Bend so we may stop in the Ponderosa Pine forests around Sisters on our way home.  This habitat is ideal for White-headed Woodpecker, Calliope Hummingbird and Pinyon Jay.

We’re sure to see many species of birds as well as wildflowers and butterflies in this remote region of Oregon. Come along with Portland Audubon to discover and bird this unique part of Oregon.

Trip Details

  • Trip Leader: Dan van den Broek 
  • Fee: $1,095 members / $1,295 non-members
  • Deposit: $600
  • Single supplement: TBD
  • Group size: Limited to 14 participants

Trip fees include all ground transportation, double-occupancy lodging, breakfast/lunch/non-alcoholic beverages/snacks, tips for meals/drivers/porters/local guides, trip materials, entrance fees, excursions, and the services of your skilled leader(s). 

Trip fees do not include airfares, dinners, and alcoholic beverages.

Details

Start:
June 10
End:
June 14
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Organizer

Tara Lemezis
Phone:
971-222-6131
Email:
tlemezis@audubonportland.org