Tucked into the northeast corner of Oregon lies a little slice of Switzerland. This region surrounding the Wallowa Mountains is one of the most remote and most spectacular in the state. Sharp, craggy peaks peer down on ancient glacial lakes, with endless rolling prairie to the north. In winter, everything is covered with a soft blanket of white. Due to their geographical isolation from the rest of the state, the Wallowas harbor some of Oregon’s most unique birds. While the region hosts a great diversity of breeding birds, the real spectacle comes in winter. Join us on this exciting weekend escape to sample Wallowa County’s impressive collection of wintering avifauna.
- Your host and guide, Stephen Shunk