Join us in scenic Baker County for an exciting County Birding Blitz from Saturday, June 21 to Sunday, June 22.
Located on the far east side of the state, south of the beautiful Wallowa mountains, Baker county is less explored and may hold some unique bird treasures. We will be looking out for east-side specialties like Flammulated owls, Cassin’s finch, and diverse woodpeckers. Birders can explore areas that may hold Least Flycatchers, Veeries, Red-eyed vireos, American Redstarts, and Gray Catbirds!
Itinerary and Registration
The Baker county birding blitz will be headquartered at the Best Western Sunridge Inn in Baker City, Oregon. Plan on meeting in the lodge parking lot each morning to assign areas, coordinate efforts, and exchange information.
On the mornings of Saturday, June 21st and Sunday, June 22nd we will break into groups and count birds in assigned areas of the countryside. After formal surveying in the morning, birders can visit county hotspots in the afternoon.
This will be a free event! However, participants will be responsible for their own accommodations and meals. We recommend booking accommodations at the Best Western in Baker City or other nearby lodging and camping 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 Friday evening 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!