Here's an announcement for a fun birding excursion.
My wife and I went 2 years ago and head a wonderful time... and saw lots of woodpeckers and other birds!
Here are posts from my visit to the Woodpecker Wonderland Festival 2 years ago.
I recommend this fun weekend.
Drumming up some attention for the upcoming 2011 Woodpecker Weekend! !
East Cascades Audubon Society (ECAS) is bringing a low cost, casual and fun birding weekend to you on June 24, 25, and 26. It will be based in Sisters.
The weekend will be of interest to birders with any level of experience and interest in birds. We will specialize in woodpeckers and 11 are possible here. But we will have a variety of trips to focus on much more than woodpeckers … a Friday trip to Summer lake, Saturday and Sunday trips to a variety of burns, forests and lakes … and early morning trips for dawn chorus and other specialties. All trips will be led by 2 to 3 local birders who are eager to share their enthusiasm for the Central Oregon birds and who have a real knowledge of the local areas and wildlife. Any profits will go to ECAS to fund cool projects to help birds. We are keeping the costs down so anyone can afford to participate. We will car pool on field trips and will have a pizza pot luck instead of a banquet on Saturday p.m. Note that we are limiting registration and use of playback to avoid excessive disturbance to the birds and to fulfill the requirements of our special use permit from the USFS.
So register soon! See the link for more details and for the registration form, found on the ECAS website: http://ecaudubon.org/Projects/WoodpeckerWeekend/tabid/246/Default.aspx