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Pacific Northwest Trip: The Birds & Natural History of NE Oregon *FULL*

Rugged Northeast Oregon is full of scenic beauty with spectacular mountains and gorges!

Join us as we explore areas such as the Grande Ronde River, Zumwalt Prairie, and Hell’s Canyon to look for Calliope Hummingbird, Golden Eagle, Gray Catbird, Bobolink, Short-Eared Owl, and so much more! And this trip is more than just birds. Along the way we’ll discover the region’s wildflowers, catch glimpses of mammals such as Rocky Mountain Elk and Columbian Ground Squirrels, gaze at beautiful butterflies such as Mourning Cloaks and Arrowhead Blues, and dive into the unique natural history.

Our trip begins at Zumwalt Prairie where we’ll look for Swainson’s Hawk, Horned Lark, and Vesper Sparrow. We’ll then head towards Joseph and explore local hotspots looking for Short-Eared Owl, Long-Billed Curlew, and Western Meadowlark. Next, it is on to Hell’s Canyon where we’ll be searching for Bobolink, White-Throated Swift, Rock Wren, and Prairie Falcon. On our last full day, we’ll visit Rhinehart Bridge with a goal of seeing Gray Catbird and Veery as well as Ladd Marsh for ducks, American Avocet, and other wetland species. Finally – we’ll be sure to make time for Virtue Flats to spot sagebrush species such as Brewer’s Sparrow, Sage Thrasher, and Burrowing Owl

Travel with us to NE Oregon!

Join us in ruggedly beautiful Northeast Oregon with spectacular mountains and gorges and plenty of birdlife too! We’ll explore the Grande Ronde River, Zumwalt Prairie, and Hell’s Canyon. While we are birding, we’ll also dive into the unique ecology of this amazing corner of the state.


Trip Details

Trip Leaders: Brodie Cass Talbott and Tara Lemezis
When: June 13-17, 2022
Fee: $1,195 member / $1,495 non-member*
Single supplement: TBD
Group size: Limited to 12 participants

*Fee Includes: All ground transportation from Portland, double-occupancy lodging, breakfast/lunch/non-alcoholic beverages/snacks, entrance fees, excursions, and the services of your skilled leaders.
What is NOT included: Fees do not include dinners and alcoholic beverages.

Notes on travel and lodging: 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 COVID test within 48 hours required.