Eastern Oregon's Wallowa Winter Wonderland

Dates:  January 7-12, 2019
Tour Fee: $2,250 single / $1,990 double
Leaders: Steve Shunk
Questions: Contact Paradise Birding owner Steve Shunk
How to Register: Click the button below to view and download the tour itinerary and registration form.



              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


Birding with Steve Shunk always exceeds expectations. And birding Wallowa County, OR exceeds expectations, too. The mountains and valleys were snow-covered and beautiful. The birding was exceptional. Thousands of snow buntings, dozens of gray-crowned rosy-finches, trees full of Bohemian waxwings. Truly a winter wonderland with the best guide ever.
— Shelli Ellerbe; Liberty, Texas