On past trips we’ve seen approximately 80 species of birds including Townsend’s Solitaire, Mountain Bluebird, American Pipit, Horned Lark, Northern Goshawk, Golden Eagle and Prairie Falcon. We search for and often spot Bighorn Sheep among the high peaks of the mountain, sometimes distant and sometimes near. Coyotes and Mule Deer are often sighted and you never know when a Porcupine is going to waddle into view. Conditions permitting we will venture out to Borax Lake, home of the unique and endangered Borax Lake Chub and we’ll visit the Alvord Desert.
- Trip Leader: Candace Larson and Gregory Smith
- Fee: $995 members / $1,195 non-members
- Deposit: $500 required to secure your place
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. There are also several short hikes of less than 1 mile on uneven ground possible, and we will occasionally be walking at high elevation (over 8000′).
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.
Gregory has been a field biologist studying seabirds for the past ten years. Their work has taken them from the Florida Everglades to offshore islands on both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. Gregory is passionate about connecting people with nature, in particular communities historically underrepresented in the natural sciences.