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
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7 days
6 nights
17 meals
6 B 5 L 6 D
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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 Bird Watching and 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 activity such as Sunrise Birding. Other days we will opt for an earlier breakfast and depart site for daily field trip. Post-breakfast: promptly prepare for field trip; Possibilities include exploring the Northern 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 a daily review and a lecture/presentation. Topics could include Bird Biology, Ecology, Conservation, Identification or other customized program of current interest. Some evenings may include free time or an optional short 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 activity such as Sunrise Birding. Post-breakfast: promptly prepare for field trip; possibilities include exploring middle 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 a daily review and a lecture/presentation. Topics could include Bird Biology, Ecology, 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 activity such as Sunrise Birding. Post-breakfast: promptly prepare for field trip; possibilities 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 a daily review and a lecture/presentation. Topics could include Bird Biology, Ecology, 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. Post-breakfast: promptly prepare for field trip; possibities include exploring 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 a daily review and a lecture/presentation. Topics could include Bird Biology, Ecology, 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 activity such as Sunrise Birding. Post-breakfast: promptly prepare for field trip; possibilities include exploring the spectacular surrounding area north of site.

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 activity schedule. Also prepare custom sack lunches during this time (optional).

Morning: Prepare to depart. Program ends after breakfast.