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Youth and families are encouraged to join this tour! 


Watching birds in urban areas is far easier than you may have imagined. There is more out there than just pigeons and quail! Birds are everywhere, even in the middle of town. The knack is learning how to notice and eventually recognize the birds that share our urban lives. This tour is an introduction to appreciating the abundant bird life in Harney County! 


This family-friendly tour is led by experienced and enthusiastic birder Jacob Mathison. Jacob is 14 years old and has been birding for several years. Birding is Jacob’s number-one passion, along with piano an all things outdoors.  He lives on a small farm with his family and lots of animals - including 117 species of birds! Jacob dabbles in bird photography as well and is so excited to share his knowledge and passion for birding with you. The tour includes transportation and will involve some walking in various areas.

URBAN BIRDING | Friday 4.6.2018 | 8 AM - 11 AM

  • Full refunds before March 23. No refunds on or after March 23.

  • 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. 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.

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