Join us for a weekend of birding Crook County during our Birding Blitz from Friday, June 16 to Sunday, June 18.
Crook County boasts as several hundred different bird species in a myriad of habitats. Join us as we explore the Ochoco Mountains, secluded reservoirs, and foothill chaparral.
Itinerary and Registration
The headquarters for the Crook County Blitz will be in Prineville, 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 Crook County? Check out our Crook County Spotlight. (Downloads as PDF)
On the mornings of June 17-18, 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. Don’t forget to bring a camera to capture all the amazing scenery!
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 Prineville or Redmond, Oregon 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!