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Oregon Trip June 2010

Bob and I joined four friends to bird Oregon over a ten-day period in June, 2010. Bert had done the bulk of the pre-trip planning, but we all pitched in to help. We flew into Portland, and headed west towards the coast. After birding a few lakes, we stopped at the Lewis and Clark statue in Seaside. Other stops included Haystack Rock, Ecola Park (complete with fierce wind and rain) and Cape Meares. Our last stop that day was at the Tillamook Cheese Factory. Then, heading east, we stopped at Mary's Peak, Lost Lake and the Sisters area. We visited Smith Rock State Park, a favorite for climbers, and eventually got to Malheur NWR, which definitely lived up to its reputation as a superb birding spot. We managed to get a flat tire on one of the dirt roads in the refuge. For a higher altitude birding experience, we went north to the La Grande prairie area. Overall, weather conditions ranged from windy and rainy, to warm and sunny, to cold and snowy. Making our way around, we stayed in seven different hotels. The group counted 207 bird species. On the tenth day, we headed back to Portland and home. We'd put close to 2000 miles on the Chevy Suburban. It was a great trip.
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Muddy Runningboard
Muddy Runningboard
Flat Tire
Flat Tire
Flat Tire
Flat Tire
Flat Tire
Flat Tire
Getting the spare
Getting the spare
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Flowers
Flowers
Looking for Great Gray Owl
Looking for Great Gray Owl
Studying Ethel our GPS - A Man's Job
Studying "Ethel" our GPS - A Man's Job
Great Gray Nest Platform
Great Gray Nest Platform
Red-naped Sapsucker Beating on Sign
Red-naped Sapsucker Beating on Sign
Sheep on Porch
Sheep on Porch
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