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Harney County Chamber of Commerce

484 N Broadway

Burns, OR 97720

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Tel: 541.573.2636

info@harneycounty.com

www.migratorybirdfestival.com

Migratory Bird Festival Tour Schedule

THURSDAY TOURS AT A GLANCE

1 PM - 5 PM Locals Only Restoration Tour

4 PM - 10:30 PM Owl Prowl

6: 30 PM - 10 AM Catlow Valley Sage-Grouse Overnight Retreat

Friday Tours at at glance

6 AM - 1 PM Birds of Prey

6 AM - 1 PM Boca Lake Hike
6 AM - 5 PM Circle the Steens Mountain & Alvord Desert
6 AM - 7 PM Forest To Wetlands And Habitats In-between - A Long Day Tour

8 AM - 11 AM Urban Birding

8 AM - 12 PM eBird Workshop
8 AM - 12 PM Harney Basin Rock Art
8 AM - 4 PM Birding British Style
8 AM - 4 PM Llamas: Amid the Marshes at Double O  

9 AM - 12 PM Birding by Bike – Half the Wheels and Twice the Fun!
12 PM - 2 PM Birding Silvies River Flood Plain

12 PM - 3 PM Urban Birding

12:30 PM - 5:30 PM Hey! What's that Bird?
1 PM - 4 PM Birding the Hot Spots
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Birding Silvies River Flood Plain

6:30 PM - 10 AM Catlow Valley Sage Grouse Tour and Stay

 

 

 

Saturday Tours at at glance

6 AM - 4 PM Forest To Wetlands And Habitats In-between - A Long Day Tour

6 AM - 5 PM Circle the Steens Mountain & Alvord Desert

7 AM - 9 AM Birding Silvies River Flood Plain

7:30 AM - 2:30 PM Cattlewomen's Working Ranch

8 AM - 10 AM Sandhill Crane Discovery

8 AM - 3 PM Restoration Birding

8 AM - 4 PM Boca Lake Hike

 8 AM - 4 PM Llamas: Amid the Marshes at Double O
8 AM - 4 PM Birding British Style               

9 AM - 12 PM Birding by Bike – Half the Wheels and Twice the Fun!
 9 AM - 12 PM Birding the Hot Spots

9:30 - 11:30 Birding Silvies River Flood Plain
12 PM - 2 PM Birding Silvies River Flood Plain
2 PM - 4 PM Sandhill Crane Discovery
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Birding Silvies River Flood Plain

Sunday Tours at at glance

6 AM - 1 PM Birds of Prey
7 AM - 12 PM Willows, Cattails, and Meadows...Oh My!
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM Birding Silvies River Flood Plain
 8 AM - 10 AM Sandhill Crane Discovery
8 AM - 11 AM Birding the Hot Spots
8 AM - 3 PM Hike the Wild Double O
8 AM - 4 PM Birding British Style

 9 AM - 12 PM Birding by Bike – Half the Wheels and Twice the Fun!

9 AM - 12 PM Llama Hands on Ranching
 10 AM - 12 PM Birding Silvies River Flood Plain

 

general tour information

All tours depart from Burns High School. TRANSPORTATION IS PROVIDED – no caravanning or driving your own vehicles except for the llama tours and the overnight Sage-Grouse excursion that begins in Frenchglen. Please arrive early, check in at Bird Central (located in the gymnasium at Burns High School), and be prepared with your own amenities. Most tours travel to remote areas, and weather and road conditions could change routes of travel and the duration of some of tours. Bring snacks, lunch and water, and dress for changing weather conditions - “fowl” weather gear and sturdy shoes or boots are advised. There may be long stretches between restroom stops and the birds will only be as visible as they choose! Tours depart at the scheduled time.

Participants with limited mobility should contact the Harney County Chamber of Commerce prior to booking tours to assure accessibility and accommodations. Must be 10 years or older to participate unless otherwise noted in the tour description as “family friendly."
 

Pre-registration is REQUIRED. Registration opens February 5, 2018 for members and February 12, 2018 for the general public.