Join us for a weekend of birding in spectacular Wallowa County during our Birding Blitz from Saturday, June 27 to Sunday, June 28.
Wallowa county is widely known to hold some of Oregon’s most exciting birds. Eastern vagrants, including rare warblers and flycatchers, lurk in under-explored countryside locations. The scenic Wallowa mountains provide a perfect backdrop for a mix of high elevation and grassy valley birding. Let’s figure out where the Cordilleran Flycatchers are, if White-tailed Ptarmigans share traits of Big Foot and Nessie, and where the Spruce Grouse are outside of the one or two locations we all go to see them. Could there be Timberline Sparrows breeding in the county? Have the Sharp-tailed Grouse really disappeared? So many mysteries to explore.
Itinerary and Registration
The Wallowa County Birding Blitz headquarters will be in Joseph, Oregon. Plan on meeting in a central location in Joseph each morning to assign areas, coordinate efforts, and exchange information.
On the mornings of Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28 we will break into groups and count birds in and near Hotspot Squares. After Hotspot Square surveys in the morning, feel free to chase rarities and explore interesting looking habitats.
This will be a free event! However, participants will be responsible for their own accommodations and meals. We recommend booking accommodations at lodging or camping around Joseph or Enterprise 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!