Posted by: atowhee | November 11, 2014

NOT TOO EARLY TO PLAN YOUR SPRING BIRDING

Klamath Bird Observatory’s annual spring trip to Malheur in eastern Oregon is now open for registration. I will be leading the trip, June 5-8, 2015. Click here for further details. Remember, much of the cost is tax deductible donation to KBO.
Some of the annual goodies include Wilson’s Phalarope and Snipe, Bobolink, Eastern and Western Kingbirds, Prairie Falcon, Ferruginous Hawk, Franklin’s Gull, Sagebrush Sparrow, Common Nighthawk at close range, Sage Thrasher, Brewer’s Sparrow, Trumpeter Swan, nesting Sandhill Cranes, Loggerhead Shrike, nesting Long-billed Curlew, Burrowing Owls.

Some photos from recent Malheur spring visits: Blue-winged Teal, Bobolink and Loggerhead Shrike pair: bw teal head down--PHIL HIX

BOBOLINK--PHIL HIX This Bobolink photo by Phil Hix.photo 1

The drive from Ashland to Malheur is always productive, on one such drive our group racked up 84 species. We always stop at Rocky Point, Klamath Marsh NWR, Collier State Park and at every eagle or other raptor that is obviously not a Red-tail.
The trip usually includes good views of pronghorn, Townsend’s cottontail, Belding’s ground squirrel and last year we were treated to a pair of long-tailed weasels hunting in front of the dorm where we were staying at the Malheur Field Station.weasel defies1

weasel home1

weasel home2

weasel leap

weasel look

weasel lookout

weasel peeks

weasel profil


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