On this three-day, two-night adventure we will explore beautiful landscapes, from the basalt columns of Columbia National Wildlife Refuge to the gorgeous vistas of Saddle Mountain. We’ll have good chances of seeing Long-billed Curlew, Tricolored Blackbird, Loggerhead Shrike, Chukar, Sagebrush and Vesper Sparrow, and Sage Thrasher, and of course thousands of Sandhill Crane!
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.
Heading east from the Cascade crest, starkly different ecoregions present a fantastic array of habitats and wildlife. On this three-day, van-based tour, we’ll explore the avifauna and natural history of the East Cascades, Columbia Plateau, and Blue Mountain ecoregions, searching for Williamson’s Sapsucker in conifer-dominated forests, Lewis’s Woodpecker and Ash-throated Flycatcher in open oak scrub, and Sage Thrasher and Vesper Sparrow in the sagebrush steppe.