We will take our time en route, stopping to bird around the La Grande area. Red Bridge State Park, Bird Track Springs, and Spring Creek are all good spots to pull in for a little while to look for Black-backed and White-headed Woodpeckers, Western Bluebird, and Gray Catbird, and you never know what will await you in the Blue Mountains. From there we will work our way to Twin Falls, swinging in at Indian or Blacks Creek Reservoir which can be very active wetland birding for many different species.
Our main day will take us up the South Hills to Porcupine Springs CG and/or Bostetter CG to search for Cassia Crossbill. Other target birds include Green-tailed Towhee, Vesper and Brewer’s Sparrows, Cassin’s Finch, Hammond’s, Dusky and Cordilleran Flycatchers, and Yellow-breasted Chat.
Our final day will be the return drive to Portland.
- Trip Leader: Stefan Schlick
- Fee: $845 member / $945 non-member
- Deposit: $400
Stefan is a birding expert, and has birded in Europe and North America extensively. After living in Wisconsin, Florida, California, and Washington, Stefan has settled in Oregon where he currently is a member of the Oregon Bird Records Committee. Stefan is enthusiastic about sharing his knowledge and love of birds with the folks on his trips.