Birding and Natural History of Malheur and Great Basin Country
Join experts for an in-depth exploration of southeast Oregon’s Great Basin, where you’ll learn about local habitats, discover varied geology and see a wealth of wildlife and birds.
Program No. 4897RJ
7 days
Starts at
7 days
6 nights
17 meals
6B 5L 6D
Malheur Field Station, Harney County, Oregon
Waking up on the MNWR, hearing the 1st birdsong of the day!
Malheur Field Station, Harney County, Oregon
Getting to know each other better. Exploring the MNWR.
Malheur Field Station, Harney County, Oregon
The amazing butterfly diversity!
Malheur Field Station, Harney County, Oregon
Exploring new habitats, seeking out great field experiences
Malheur Field Station, Harney County, Oregon
A field trip that will compliment the previous outings!
Malheur Field Station, Harney County, Oregon
Acknowledging everyone's contribution!
Malheur Field Station, Harney County, Oregon
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At a Glance

Explore this unique part of the northern Great Basin in remote southeast Oregon, while studying its bounty of spectacular wildflowers and associated butterflies. Amid this beautiful landscape, enjoy the fertile marshlands of the Malheur refuge, meet fascinating inhabitants of this vast high desert and join expert-led discussions and identification reviews in classrooms and museums.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Short hikes over uneven terrain, possible extended periods of standing while wildlife-watching. Elevations of 4,200 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Experience life zones from desert basin to alpine tundra.
  • During your adventure, discover regional riches of birdlife, geology and cultural history.
  • Learn to understand climate, plant forms and animal communities as they adapt to the 5,000 feet of altitudinal change found within 50 miles of your base.

General Notes

All Road Scholar birding programs have a maximum participant-to-instructor ratio of 14:1 in the field. We adhere to the American Birding Association’s Code of Ethics. Learn more at http://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html. Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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