8503
Malheur Nat'l Wildlife Refuge
Ornithology in Marsh, Mountain and High Desert
Explore Malheur National Wildlife Refuge’s unparalleled birding diversity, learning about seasonal migrations, regional ecology and spotting a wealth of unique and rare birds.
Program No. 8503RJ
Length
7 days
Starts at
815
7 days
6 nights
17 meals
6B 5L 6D
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Malheur Field Station, Harney County, Oregon
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Malheur Field Station, Harney County, Oregon
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Getting There
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At a Glance

The ecologically rich wetlands and undisturbed terrain of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge are a birder’s paradise. Here you can find an amazing concentration of ibis, pelicans, cranes, shorebirds, herons and waterfowl. In spring, the foothills, pine forests and deserts are filled with the songs of landbirds including colorful Lazuli Buntings, Bullock’s Orioles and Western Tanagers. In fall, the autumn migrations are in full swing with 140-plus species passing through.
Activity Level
Moderately Challenging
Walking up to five miles daily; some rugged terrain. Extensive standing. All experience levels welcome. Elevations of 4,200-9,000 feet.
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 ...

  • Search for Oregon’s majestic birdlife and take part in expert-led interpretation and discussion during five full days in the field.
  • Lively evening presentations delve deeper into bird anatomy, ecology, conservation and behavior.
  • Chances for seeing rare vagrants here are high!

General Notes

All Road Scholar birding programs have a maximum participant-to-instructor ratio of 14:1 in the field. On this program, the ratio is 10:1. 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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