Photo: Jim Hammond.

Birding by Ear

DATE: Apr 15, 2023
TIME: 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM
PLACE: Indian Ford Meadow Preserve

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Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Amy Sanchez for a bird walk at one of Central Oregon's birding hot spots--Indian Ford Meadow Preserve. Learn techniques for using your ears (and technology!) to identify birds by sound alone. Registration is required and opens 1 month prior to the event.

 

  • Outing Details + Route

    Hike Rating: This is an easy 1 mile walk. Portions will be on a gravel trail and through a grassy meadow.

    Route: This hike will start at the Indian Ford Meadow kiosk, follow roads and trails, and then venture off-trail into the meadow. Terrain will be uneven at times.

    Elevation gain/loss: There is very little elevation gain/loss on this hike.

  • What to Bring

    Binoculars (if you have them), snacks/lunch, water, closed toe shoes. Dress for the weather.

  • About the Property

    Indian Ford Meadow Preserve 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 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.

  • Accessibility

    The Land Trust is working to make our Walks + Hikes as accessible as possible. Please let us know at least one week in advance if there is something we can do or provide to support you in participating in this outing to the fullest and we will accommodate as possible.