Bird Walk, Metolius Preserve
Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Bill Mitchell for a spring bird walk around Metolius Preserve. Explore the world of forest birds which challenges you to watch and listen. Hike through ponderosa pine forests and along Lake Creek while listening for the knocking of woodpeckers and the calls of songbirds. Scan the Preserve's snags for signs of nesting and foraging. Registration is required and opens 1 month prior to the event.
To register, please use the yellow "Register Now" button above.
Outing Details + Route
Hike Rating: This is an easy, ~2 mile hike on dirt roads and trails.
Route: This hike will start at the North Trailhead of the Metolius Preserve and will explore trails in the area. Terrain will be uneven at times.
Elevation gain/loss: There is very little elevation gain/loss on this hike.
What to Bring
Binoculars, snacks/lunch, water, sturdy hiking shoes. Dress for the weather.
About the Property
The Metolius Preserve is a 1,240 acre forested Preserve near Camp Sherman, Oregon. The Deschutes Land Trust established the Preserve in 2003. The Preserve contains mature ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, and western larch, as well as a rich diversity of other plant species. Three miles of Lake Creek, an important tributary to the Metolius River, flow through the property, contributing to the rich habitat found on the Preserve.