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 Tara Lemezis
- Fee: $1,245 members / $1,495 non-members
- Deposit: $600 to secure your space
- Single supplement: $245: please 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 $245 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.
Notes on travel: We will be traveling together as a group by van, with the requirement that all participants and leaders be fully vaccinated.
Proof of vaccination and a negative at home 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.
Tara works as the Education Administrator and Marketing Liaison. She wears many hats on the Education team, including communications and marketing, leading local outings and Pacific Northwest trips, database administration, staff photographer, and all the behind-the-scenes action for the department. As a self-professed “bird nerd”, Tara is deeply committed to inclusive environmental education and bringing people together to care about birds and their habitats. Not only does she love noticing birds, but she also loves when you notice birds.