Join us for birding in Wasco County during our Birding Blitz from Wednesday, May 24 to Friday, May 26.
Located on the eastern side of Mount Hood, Wasco County presents a diverse and relatively unexplored area for most birders. From the Columbia River to the flanks of the Cascades, and down into the high desert, Wasco contains a large and rich variety of breeding birds.
Itinerary and Registration
The Wasco County Birding Blitz headquarters will be in Tygh Valley, Oregon. We will meet each morning or preceding evening to assign areas, coordinate efforts, and exchange information. Want to know more about the birds, natural history, eBird stats, and other fun facts from Wasco County? Check out our Wasco County Spotlight. (Downloads as PDF)
On the mornings of May 25-26, we will break into groups and count birds in and near assigned Oregon2020 Hotspot Squares. Teams can spend the rest of the day chasing rarities or exploring interesting looking habitats. Perhaps you’ll find breeding Sandhill Cranes, or Calliope Woodpeckers!
This will be a free event. However, participants will be responsible for their own accommodations and meals. We recommend booking accommodations at nearby lodging and camping around The Dalles as early as possible.
Would you like to join us? Please help us plan by registering in advance.
Please specify if you would like to meet prior to surveys and/or if you have preferred birding areas or teams. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us. We look forward to seeing you there!