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Malheur Nat'l Wildlife Refuge
Birds, Butterflies and Blooms 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
Length
7 days
Starts at
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7 days
6 nights
17 meals
6 B 5 L 6 D
Getting There
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DAY
1
Malheur Field Station, Harney County, Oregon
D
Malheur Field Station I

Dinner: We will dine at the Malheur Field Station itself or sample local restaurant cuisine.

Evening: Ice-breaker, General Introduction to Great Basin Country, and review of specific Program Itinerary. THE PROGRAM SCHEDULE, BEING DEPENDENT UPON THE WEATHER AND WILDLIFE ACTIVITY, WILL BE KEPT FLEXIBLE.

DAY
2
Malheur Field Station, Harney County, Oregon
B,L,D
Malheur Field Station I

Breakfast: Full or Continental breakfast options depending on daily activity schedule. Also prepare custom sack lunches during this time.

Morning: Some days will offer pre-breakfast, optional activities such as botanizing/sunrise birding. Post-breakfast; promptly prepare for field trip; possiblities include exploring southern section of MNWR.

Lunch: Lunch in the field somewhere wonderful.

Dinner: We will dine at the Malheur Field Station itself or sample local restaurant cuisine.

Evening: Evening activities include daily reviews, possible labwork (identification), and/or a lecture/presentation. Topics could include biology and ecology basics, conservation, identification or other customized program of current interest. Some evenings may include free time or an optional field trip.

DAY
3
Malheur Field Station, Harney County, Oregon
B,L,D
Malheur Field Station I

Breakfast: Full or Continental breakfast options depending on daily activity schedule. Also prepare custom sack lunches during this time.

Morning: Some days will offer pre-breakfast, optional activities such as botanizing/sunrise birding. Post-breakfast; promptly prepare for field trip; possiblities include exploring southern section of MNWR.

Lunch: Lunch in the field somewhere interesting.

Dinner: We will dine at the Malheur Field Station itself or sample local restaurant cuisine.

Evening: Evening activities include daily reviews, possible labwork (identification), and/or a lecture/presentation. Topics could include biology and ecology basics, conservation, identification or other customized program of current interest. Some evenings may include free time or an optional short field trip.

DAY
4
Malheur Field Station, Harney County, Oregon
B,L,D
Malheur Field Station I

Breakfast: Full or Continental breakfast options depending on daily activity schedule. Also prepare custom sack lunches during this time.

Morning: Some days will offer pre-breakfast, optional activities such as botanizing/sunrise birding. Post-breakfast; promptly prepare for field trip; possiblities include exploring southern section of MNWR.

Lunch: Lunch in the field in the perfect spot.

Dinner: We will dine at the Malheur Field Station itself or sample local restaurant cuisine.

Evening: Evening activities include, daily review, possible labwork (identification), and/or a lecture/presentation. Topics could include biology and ecology basics, conservation, identification or other customized program of current interest. Some evenings may include free time or an optional short field trip.

DAY
5
Malheur Field Station, Harney County, Oregon
B,L,D
Malheur Field Station I

Breakfast: Full or continental breakfast options depending on daily activity schedule. Also prepare custom sack lunches during this time.

Morning: Some days will offer pre-breakfast optional activity such as sunrise birding/botanizing/butterfly watching. Post-breakfast; promptly prepare for field trip as we explore the spectacular surrounding area.

Lunch: Lunch in the field somewhere satisfying.

Dinner: We will dine at the Malheur Field Station itself or sample local restaurant cuisine.

Evening: Evening activities include, daily review, possible labwork (identification), and/or a lecture/presentation. Topics could include biology and ecology basics, conservation, identification or other customized program of current interest. Some evenings may include free time or an optional short field trip.

DAY
6
Malheur Field Station, Harney County, Oregon
B,L,D
Malheur Field Station I

Breakfast: Full or continental breakfast options depending on daily activity schedule. Also prepare custom sack lunches during this time.

Morning: Some days will offer pre-breakfast, optional activities such as botanizing/sunrise birding. Post-breakfast; promptly prepare for field trip; possiblities include exploring southern section of MNWR.

Lunch: Lunch in the field somewhere memorable.

Dinner: We will dine at the Malheur Field Station itself or sample local restaurant cuisine.

Evening: Program summary including final review and tally.

DAY
7
Malheur Field Station, Harney County, Oregon
B

Breakfast: Full or continental breakfast options depending on departure plan schedule; also prepare custom sack lunches during this time (optional).

Morning: Prepare to depart. Program ends after breakfast.