Opportunities to Get Involved in Harney County

Eastern Oregon is home to some of the most spectacular landscapes and important bird habitats in Oregon. Portland Audubon has been working in Eastern Oregon for more than a century to protect places such as Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and Steens Mountain and to recover imperiled species such as the greater sage-grouse.

Our programs are geared towards providing participants with opportunities to see and learn about the region’s natural history from outstanding naturalists  learn about important conservation issues, build understanding across the urban-rural divide and have fun. In 2020, we have a full calendar of awesome trips, events, stewardship parties, and other ways to get involved.

Questions? Contact Teresa Wicks, Eastern Oregon Field Coordinator, at twicks@audubonportland.org

A group of birders look out from a view point at the wetlands at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

Stewardship Parties

Our stewardship parties are multi-day events for folks who want to get their hands dirty. Join Audubon and local partners in restoring wildlife habitat in Harney County (and of course doing some great bird watching!)

To signup, contact Vicky Medley at vmedley@audubonportland.org. For more information contact Teresa Wick at twicks@audubonportland.org.

Forays

These multi-day natural history trips begin in Portland and are led by outstanding Portland Audubon naturalists. 

  • June 1 – 4: Pacific Northwest Trip: Malheur Foray
    Join Portland Audubon on this five-day tour to Malheur National Wildlife Refuge filled with wondrous sights, chilly nights, and lots of birds.

Community Science

We offer a variety of opportunities to work with Portland Audubon Staff collecting data on bird populations at Malheur and in the Harney Basin.

For more info contact Teresa Wicks at twicks@audubonportland.org.

Events  |  100 Birds of Summer

Join Teresa Wicks, Portland Audubon’s Eastern Oregon Field Coordinator for 100 Birds of Summer, a series of family and beginning birder-friendly programs connecting people to birds and nature. Over the course of the summer, we’ll aim to see 100 bird species, from forests to wetlands, and places in-between. But don’t be fooled, this series isn’t only for serious listers, we’re aiming to create community while exploring the birds and ecosystems that Harney County has to offer. Binoculars will be available. RSVP here.

100 Birds of Summer List of Events & Links

For more info contact Teresa Wicks at twicks@audubonportland.org.