September Field Trip

Cold Springs NWR, OR Sunday, September 15, 8:00 a.m. — 4 p.m.

Join Mike and MerryLynn Denny as they lead a field trip to Cold Springs NWR. We will meet at 8 at the Harper Joy Theater parking lot for an all day field trip.

Be prepared for changing weather, and bring binoculars, a scope if you have one, water, lunch and snacks. Also FRS radios to keep in contact with cars. We will be walking at least two miles; first at Hat Rock and then across the mud at Cold Springs looking for shorebirds and gulls. Plovers and Sabine Gulls are possible and who knows what else! On the way home, a stop will be made at McNary Dam as well as other areas, time permitting. Colds Springs NWR is about 2 miles SE of Hermiston Oregon. It is a 3,000-acre refuge established in 1909 by Teddy Roosevelt to benefit waterfowl and native birds. There is a variety of habitat, from arid steppe to riparian areas around the lake, which enhances the variety of wildlife that can be found.

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