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Wasco County holds the distinction of having the most breeding species of woodpecker of any county in the United States, with all 12 of Oregon’s breeding species represented. We’ll try for all 12 (with 8-9 more likely). Along the way, we’ll traverse from montane forest to oak woodland and sagebrush steppe, enjoying the changing bird life as we go.Register
- Trip Leaders: Brodie Cass Talbott & Erin Law
- Fee: $350 members / $450 non-members
- When: June 12-13, 7:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Singe Supplement Fee: $65 (This trip fee is based on double-occupancy. Rooms are all single queen beds; the single supplement is for all participants who are traveling singly).
- Group size: Limited to 14 participants
- What is included: Travel to and from Portland in a van; hotel accommodations; breakfast and lunch on the second day; the services of your experienced Portland Audubon leaders.
- Not included: Lunch on first day; dinner (we will be eating as a group at the bistro in the restaurant, with entrees priced $15-20 – a nearby market has simple takeaway for those not interested in the bistro, but Dufur is a small town with very limited services); snacks; alcoholic beverages, personal optics.
Brodie Cass Talbott
Brodie works as an educator with Portland Audubon. After many years of wildland firefighting and leading river tours, he spent six years living and teaching across Asia, where his interest in birds became his passion. He has birded across five continents, and uses his experience in education and ecotourism to share his love of the outdoors with people from all ages, backgrounds, and abilities, with an eye towards increasing access to wild spaces for people from diverse communities.
Erin fell in love with birding while working at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. After college, she studied Red-throated Loons, Common Loons and shorebird migration at Grays Harbor, Washington. Erin is passionate about the natural histories of birds, conservation, and advocating for environmental and social justice. She has traveled throughout Latin America and East Africa and loves nothing more than sharing her knowledge and enthusiasm for birds and the natural world, and for all cultures around the world.