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Rest stops: stone bench at top of vantage point.
Sun exposure: Occasional treed and partially shaded, full sun for most of hike
Amenities (bathrooms and parking): vault toilets visitor center. Ample parking below the visitor center.
Walking distance: Up to 2.5 miles.
Elevation changes: mostly flat with periodic elevation change along the periphery of the park at grassland-to-forest confluence.
Trail: mostly wide hard packed dirt and/or gravel, some narrow dirt or scattered small rocky trails; asphalt or paved roads in parking areas.
Field Trip Details
- Date: April 30, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
- Fee: $45 members / $65 non-members
- Limited to 12 participants
Ross caught the birding bug in the spring of 2011, while living in the Piney Woods of Northeast Texas. Since then, he has lived in Texas' High Plains, conducted breeding bird and environmental impact surveys in the region, as well as birded extensively throughout the Lone Star State and led trips for local Audubon chapters. He and his partner moved to the Portland area in 2016, and he has thoroughly enjoyed getting to experience Oregon's rich diversity of habitats, while becoming intimately familiar with its unique birdlife. Ross has birding experience in the UK, Costa Rica, and Australia, and delights in camping and traveling with family whenever possible. He has a keen interest in birding by ear, encouraging his toddler to identify flyover calls while on local hikes. Ross also has interests in birding equity and inclusion, particularly at the intersection of disability and universal design/access, and looks to promote birding opportunities for all.