Photo: Joan Amero.

Bird Walk

DATE: May 22, 2024
TIME: 08:00 AM to 11:00 AM
PLACE: Priday Ranch

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Join the Deschutes Land Trust, Kara Jakse, and Coleen Pidgeon for a bird walk at Priday Ranch. We'll listen for singing yellow-breasted chats and common yellow-throats along Trout Creek. Rock and canyon wrens may be calling from the rocky hillsides and Bullock's orioles are usually found by the farmhouse. Explore the Preserve while looking for 30+ species here at this time of year. Beginning and intermediate birders welcome! Registration is required and opens 1 month prior to the event.

  • Outing Details + Route

    Hike Rating: This is a moderate ~2-3 mile hike on roads and off-trail through grassy meadows.

    Route: This hike will start near the parking area and will include walking on roads and off-trail through rocky meadows. Terrain will be uneven at times.

    Elevation gain/loss: This hike is moderate with little elevation gain/loss.

  • What to Bring

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

  • About the Property

    The Land Trust protected the 4,500 acre Priday Ranch in 2020. Priday Ranch contains ten miles of Trout Creek, Antelope Creek, and Ward Creek, rugged canyons, and native grasslands. The property is located north of Madras, Oregon and is home to numerous wildlife species including steelhead, nesting golden eagles, mule deer, Rocky Mountain elk, and beaver.

  • 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.