Woodpecker Wonderland & Malheur Region
Dates: May 15-24, 2019
2018 Tour Fee: $2,765 single / $2,485 double occupancy
Leaders: Steve Shunk plus add'l local guide
Questions: Contact Paradise Birding owner Steve Shunk
How to Register: Click the button below to view and download the tour itinerary and registration form.
I first moved to Oregon in early 1997, when I lived and worked at southeastern Oregon's Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Later that year, I moved to the town of Sisters, in central Oregon, and in the spring of 1998, I started leading our first multi-day tours, with extended weekends to Malheur. At the same time, I had begun to marvel at the amazing woodpecker diversity on the eastern slope of Oregon's Cascade Mountains. Our multi-day tours grew to include trips in the Cascades, featuring our local Woodpecker Wonderland and the diversity of this spectacular region.
Fast forward 20 years, and Paradise Birding now operates tours on four continents. However, despite so many wonderful trips on the schedule, Oregon remains our home and the cornerstone of our business. It seems overdue, then, for us to feature two of Oregon's premiere birding destinations in the very same tour: our first-ever trip to combine Malheur and Woodpecker Wonderland. Join me to experience some of the best bird diversity in North America, with over 200 breeding species and dozens of possible migrants. And expect some of the best scenery on the continent, from the Cascade volcanoes to Malheur's expansive high-desert oasis. Join us in celebrating Oregon!
Owner & Trail Boss, Steve Shunk