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BIRD CRAWL PASSPORT (not yet updated for 2024)

THE 2023 BIRD CRAWL PASSPORT IS YOUR
TICKET TO FUN!

About the Bird Crawl: Think ‘pub crawl,’ but with a vehicle (not walking) and birds (not beer…you're driving!). Meet up with biologists, scientists, wildlife spotters or subject matter experts in the field! We’ve strategically selected several locations throughout the Blitzen Valley where you can drive to yourself and join a specialist who will help with birding in that area, share information and guidance, and support a great birding experience in the field. Visit sites, get stamps on your Bird Crawl Passport and earn an annual sticker!

  • Register for (purchase) a passport online and pick up at the Harney County Chamber of Commerce on Festival Thursday before 5 p.m. or at Bird Central on Friday or Saturday (starting at 6 a.m.).
     

  • Over festival weekend, take your passport with you to the various stops highlighted on the passport (and below) and get stamped by a docent at a minimum of four different locations. 
     

  • Bring your stamped passport to BIRD CENTRAL (in the red 'Memorial Building' at the Harney County Fairgrounds) before 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 16, to receive a Harney County Migratory Bird Festival 2023 commemorative sticker. This sticker will be the first in an on-going series for our Bird Crawl events. Keep coming back and collect them all!

BIRD CRAWL LOCATIONS
...Docents on site Friday, April 14 / Saturday, April 15, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.;  stamps available on site throughout the weekend.

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PAGE SPRINGS CAMPGROUND: Wrens, robins, quail, flicker, kingfisher

 

From the center stoplight in Burns at Parr Lumber, take State Highway 78 southeast for approximately 2 miles. Turn right onto State Highway 205 and travel south for 60 miles to Frenchglen, Oregon. Just past Frenchglen, turn left onto the Steens Mountain Loop Road. Follow the Loop Road for approximately 3 miles before turning into Page Springs Campground to the right, just across the Donner und Blitzen River.

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BENSON POND: Great horned owls, swallows, tundra and trumpeter swans

 

From the center stoplight in Burns at Parr Lumber, take State Highway 78 southeast for approximately 2 miles. Turn right onto State Highway 205 and travel south for 47.1 miles. Turn left on Krumbo Reservoir Rd, then take the first right onto Center Patrol Road. Follow for approximately 1 mile to Benson Pond. Turn left; pond will be on your right. 

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MALHEUR REFUGE HEADQUARTERS: Great horned owls, Red Tail hawks

 

From the center stoplight in Burns at Parr Lumber take State Highway 78 southeast for approximately 2 miles. Turn right onto State Highway 205 and travel south for 23.9 miles to The Narrows, Oregon. Turn left onto Narrows-Princeton Rd/Sodhouse Ln. Follow for approximately 6 miles before turning left at Center Patrol Rd and into Headquarters. 

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P RANCH: Bullock's Oriole, Willows Flycatcher, Cedar Waxwing, Western Tanager, vultures

 

From the center stoplight in Burns at Parr Lumber, take State Highway 78 southeast for approximately 2 miles. Turn right onto State Highway 205 and travel south for 60 miles to Frenchglen, Oregon. Just past Frenchglen, turn left onto the Steens Mountain Loop Road. Follow the Loop Road for approximately 2.5 miles, then turn left onto Center Patrol Road. The P Ranch is just ahead, on your left. 

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BUENA VISTA OVERLOOK: Wrens, swallows, sparrows, Bullocks Oriole, Western Kingbird

 

From the center stoplight in Burns at Parr Lumber, take State Highway 78 southeast for approximately 2 miles. Turn right onto State Highway 205 and travel south for approximately 38.7 miles, then turn left onto the gravel toward Buena Vista Station. Take the first right and follow the road around the hill and to the top of the knob to park and walk a very short distance to the overlook.

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