Photo: Joan Amero.

Bird Walk

DATE: May 26, 2024
TIME: 08:00 AM to 11:00 AM
PLACE: Metolius Preserve

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Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Aaron Jenkins for a spring bird walk around the Metolius Preserve. Explore the world of forest birds which challenges you to watch and listen. Hike through ponderosa pine and larch forests 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.*

  • Outing Details + Route

    Hike Rating: This is an easy 2-3 mile hike on Preserve trails.

    Route: This hike will start at the North Trailhead of the Metolius Preserve and follow Preserve trails. 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, water, closed toe 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.

  • 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.