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Malheur Foray

Join Portland Audubon on a five-day tour to Malheur National Wildlife Refuge located in remote and beautiful southeastern Oregon. Malheur National Wildlife Refuge is a world-class birder’s paradise. A variety of habitats, including extensive marshes, sagebrush flats, riparian thickets, and rimrock support a diversity of wildlife. Field birding and natural history are the focus of this exciting five-day program.

*Dates for this trip have not been finalized.*

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We’ll search for Golden EaglesBlack-necked StiltsWhite-faced Ibis, Burrowing Owl, Sandhill Cranes, and Prairie Falcons as well as mammals such as PronghornCoyote and Mule Deer among the wealth of wildlife.

Our program is timed to coincide with peak bird migration and species diversity. Explore the vast refuge and surrounding areas, including the east side of Steens Mountain and the Alvord Desert, on daily field excursions led by experienced naturalists from Portland Audubon. Be prepared for some wondrous sights, chilly nights and lots of birds. The elevation is about 4000 feet, and the snow-capped Steens Mountain looms on our horizon the entire time.

 

Trip Details

  • Trip leaders: Candace Larson and Tara Lemezis
  • Early Bird discount: $1,095 members / $1,295 non-members
  • Deposit: $600
  • Single supplement: $200

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.

Important info about lodging:
The trip fee is based on double occupancy. The rooms at the Frenchglen Hotel have just one double bed. If you do not want to share a bed you will need to request a single supplement. There is a single supplement fee of $200 if you are the sole occupant of the room. Also, bathrooms are located outside of the rooms.

Notes on Accessibility: Most of our birding on this trip will be from the vans, or on short walks on well-graded, level roads and trails. Trip may also include short hikes (1 mile or less) on uneven ground, with occasional steep stretches.

Details

Start:
June 1, 2021
End:
June 5, 2021
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Venue

Malheur National Wildlife Refuge
36391 Sodhouse Ln, Princeton, OR 97721
Princeton, Oregon 97721 United States
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Phone:
(541) 493-2612
Website:
https://www.fws.gov/refuge/malheur/

Organizer

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