Explore remote and beautiful southeastern Oregon and visit a world-class birder’s paradise, Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, during peak migration. We’ll focus on both birds and the natural history of the vast refuge and surrounding areas, including Steens Mountain and the Alvord Desert.Register
- Trip Leaders: Candace Larson and Mary Coolidge
- Fee: $1,145 members / $1,395 non-members
- Deposit: $575 to secure your space
- Single supplement: $225: see notes below about lodging.
What is included
All ground transportation from Portland. Four nights lodging based on double occupancy, all your meals except dinners, the services of your experienced Portland Audubon leaders.
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 by adding it to your cart when you register. There is a single supplement fee of $225 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.
Proof of vaccination and a negative COVID test within 48 hours required.
Candace is an avid birder, mycology geek, and native plant enthusiast, with a passion for the diverse ecosystems of the Pacific Northwest. Candace leads domestic and international ecotours with a focus on bird biology and habitat preservation. She also works as a Field Biologist in Portland Audubon’s Conservation program, helping statewide partners meet their avian conservation goals.
Mary has served on Portland Audubon's Conservation team since 2008, and currently coordinates three of Audubon's hazard campaigns: Bird Safe, Lights Out, and Get the Lead Out. These advocacy and education campaigns raise awareness about important threats to bird survivorship, from urban areas to wild landscapes. Mary also works at the Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation in the Oregon Zoo’s California Condor propagation program, one of 5 breeding facilities in the U.S. and Baja working to recover this critically endangered species.