Beginning Bird Walk, Indian Ford Meadow Preserve
Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Jan Rising for a beginner's bird walk at picturesque Indian Ford Meadow Preserve. Explore pine forest, sage-flats, and creek-side willows in search for songbirds, hummingbirds, and soaring raptors. Learn the basics of birding, including identifying birds by size, shape, color, behavior, and habitat. Registration is required and opens 1 month prior to the event.
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Outing Details + Route
Hike Rating: This is a moderate hike ~2 mile hike on and off trail. Terrain will be uneven at times.
Route: This hike will follow the Indian Ford Meadow Preserve Trail.
Elevation gain/loss: There is very little elevation gain/loss on this hike.
What to bring
Binoculars, snacks, water, sturdy hiking shoes. Dress for the weather
About the Preserve
Indian Ford Meadow was donated to the Land Trust in 1996 by a local landowner to protect its dramatic scenic views and important wildlife habitat. Bisected by Indian Ford Creek, this picturesque 63 acre meadow near Sisters (see map below) contains a unique diversity of ecosystems ranging from wetlands to pine forest. The Preserve also serves as a migratory corridor for mule deer and a breeding ground for migratory songbirds.