Ever wonder why birds use some areas more than others? What entices birds to rest and nest at different locations? Duck Unlimited Field Biologist and expert bird watcher Chris Colson specializes in restoring habitat for birds in the Pacific Northwest. Colson leads this tour and will help you learn how to detect the best habitat viewing locations for your favorite birds; understand which plants birds prefer during various seasons of the year; and gain insight into the life-cycle of many birds using the Harney Basin. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to bird watch with an expert!

WILLOWS, CATTAILS, MEADOWS...OH MY! | Sunday 4.8.18 | 7 AM - 12 PM

  • 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.