Can’t come to Harney County for the Bird Crawl, or want to participate online AND in person?
We’ve got a great line up of fee-based virtual presentations throughout the entire week leading up to festival weekend. Details below!
HISTORY & ARCHAEOLOGY OF HARNEY COUNTY
Monday through Thursday, April 18 to 21 | 7 to 8 p.m. each evening | $15
Presenter: Scott Thomas, retired BLM Archaeologist
Join (retired) Bureau of Land Management Archaeologist Scott Thomas for digital these great virtual discussions:
- Monday - The evidence of Clovis Culture in southeastern Oregon
- Tuesday - Edible spring plants in the Harney Basin
- Wednesday - World War II B24 crash in the Pueblo Mountains
- Thursday - Buffalo Hunters in Prehistoric Southeast Oregon
These interesting and detailed discussions will give participants a visual opportunity to experience the history, archaeology and cultural botany of the Harney Basin.
WHEN, WHERE, AND HOW TO BIRD HARNEY COUNTY
Tuesday, April 19, 2022 | 2 to 3 p.m. | $15
Presenter: Dan Streiffert, Photographer and Friends of Malheur Refuge member
Birding the vast expanse of Harney County's 10,000+ sq. miles can be daunting. Which birds are where? and when? Dan Streiffert has been birding and photographing in Harney County for 12+ years. This presentation showcases his approach to taking advantage of particular birding 'routes' that cover the diverse landscape and discovers the array of birds and other wildlife available. Dan will share tips and tricks for seeing particular species at different times of the day or throughout the year.
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 | 2 to 3 p.m. (PST) | $15
Presenter: Teresa Wicks, Portland Audubon
New to birding or visiting a new place and want to maximize bird watching opportunities? Join this opportunity for a short workshop to learn how to use eBird – a real-time, online checklist program that has revolutionized the way birders report and access information about birds and sightings! eBird is a great way for beginning birders to narrow down the potential birds in a particular area and discover local hot spots (no matter where you are) to maximize your birding time. You can download the eBird app for your iPhone or Android phone before the workshop. Your approach to birding will never be the same!
LAST BUT NOT LEAST... TAKE A PEEK AT OUR FEATURED DIGITAL PROGRAM FROM 2021:
PRAIRIE SONGS FOR THE FEATHERED HEART!
Magnus Sparrow, an eccentric magnate, heir to a 100-year-old lumber dynasty, and a life-long birder, has suddenly vanished. Rumors of a treasure hidden deep in Harney County have started after a mysterious note was found in his office the night of his disappearance. You have been hired by his daughter as a detective to locate the missing man and unravel his cryptic clues. Word of the treasure has leaked, and it has turned this missing person quest into a race against time.
Will you solve this mystery? Can you find Magnus and the treasure before is too late? Best of luck to you detective!!