Join us for a weekend of birding in Wheeler County during our Birding Blitz from Saturday, June 6 to Sunday, June 7.
Wheeler county is located along the John Day River at the edge of the Ochoco National Forest. The wilderness, habitat variety and gorgeous scenery in this county should make for exciting birding. There is much to learn about the breeding birds in Wheeler County, one of the least eBirded counties in our state.
Itinerary and Registration
The Wheeler County Birding Blitz headquarters will be at Service Creek Lodge, Oregon. We will coordinate assignments of Hotspot Squares via email prior to the blitz. On Saturday evening at 5:30 pm we will meet at the Service Creek Lodge to tally count results from Saturday. Most birders who will also count on Sunday morning will be heading home afterward so we will not meet on Sunday evening.
On the mornings of Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7 we will break into groups and count birds in and near Hotspot Squares. 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 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 have preferred birding areas or teams. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us. We look forward to seeing you there!