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Pacific Northwest Trip: Central Oregon with Dan van den Broek

Explore the birding hotspots of central Oregon where many habitats are accessible within a short drive. We will visit the sagebrush steppe to look for Brewer’s Sparrow, Sage Thrasher, and Loggerhead Shrike and walk through pine forest to search for White-headed Woodpecker, Pygmy Nuthatch, and Pinyon Jay. A visit to the High Cascades may yield Gray Jay, Black-backed Woodpecker, and Hermit Warbler. The mountain lakes are home to Hooded Merganser, Barrow’s Goldeneye, and Bufflehead. A wide diversity of flora, including some blooming wildflowers and late spring butterflies, will keep us engaged as well. Amid this region’s natural wonders, up to 11 species of woodpeckers can be found, the third highest woodpecker diversity in the world!

*This is a self-guided tour. Lodging (book ahead of time), meals, transportation, and park entrance fees are your responsibility. Dan will send out details about where the group will meet-up before the trip, and then guide you through birding the Central Oregon. We recommend Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bend South, but you are welcome to book your lodging anywhere in the vicinity.

Register today to travel with us to Central Oregon!

Explore the birding hotspots of central Oregon where many habitats are accessible within a short drive. Amid this region’s natural wonders up to 11 species of woodpeckers can be found, the third highest woodpecker diversity in the world.

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Trip Details

  • Trip Leader: Dan van den Broek
  • Fee: $320 members / $410 non-members
  • Group size: Limited to 10 participants
  • What is included: the services of your experienced Portland Audubon leader. *This is a self-guided tour. Lodging, meals, transportation, and park entrance fees are your responsibility.

Mandatory COVID guidelines: 

  • Stay home if you or a member in your household have any symptoms, or if you have been in contact with anyone with these symptoms:
    • Fever or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea
  • Everyone drive on their own, with members of their household
  • Everybody must wear a face covering at all times
  • Everybody remain at least 6 feet apart at all times
  • No more than 10 people, plus the instructor
  • Only go to locations with plenty of room to stay safe:
    • Wide, open spaces are best
    • No crowded trails – limit to early morning walks and/or weekdays
    • Prioritize trails that are one-directional
    • Prioritize locations with trails at least 6-feet wide

 

Details

Start:
May 22
End:
May 24
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Organizer

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