Monday, June 6, 2011

Bird trip: Fossil, Oregon: June 19, 2011

Here's another birding opportunity.

This is in the very interesting John Day Fossil Beds of north central Oregon.


Paula Fontenot
Oregon Paleo Lands Institute
333 4th Street, Fossil, Oregon 97830

OPLI Adventure Trip ~ Bluebirds and Other Avian Wonders of the Fossil Area

Sunday, June 19, 2011 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Meet at the OPLI Field Center at 6:00 a.m.

Join naturalist Char Corkran as we peek into nest boxes to see how Western Bluebirds, Mountain Bluebirds, Mountain Chickadees, and House Wrens are faring. Then it’s off to look for American Kestrels and other raptors. Songbirds will be singing, and other avian species of the grasslands, junipers, ponds, and riparian areas will add to our enjoyment of the bird nesting season in this rich and beautiful region. We will end the examining bird skulls and skeletons, and discussing adoptions to varied habitats and lifestyles. Char Corkran, has studied bluebirds in the Fossil, OR area since 1988. Round Trip Transportation available from Portland to Fossil via I-84 (Hood River, The Dalles).

Trip Fee: $85 Adults/ $50 kids under 12
Pre-registration is required. For more information and registration call OPLI at (541)763-4480 or email