Join us for a weekend of birding in Jefferson County during our Birding Blitz from Saturday, June 25 to Sunday, June 26.
Not only does Jefferson County include scenic Mt. Jefferson, it also offers east Cascades pine forests, central Oregon sage, and Lake Billy Chinook. Altogether this promises to be one exciting weekend of birding.
Itinerary and Registration
The Jefferson County Birding Blitz headquarters will be near Madras, Oregon. We will finalize meeting location information a few weeks in advance. We will meet each morning or preceding evening to assign areas, coordinate efforts, and exchange information.
On the mornings of Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 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. There may even be opportunities to for owling at night!
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 Madras 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!