June Field Trip-in person-Flycatchers, Warblers and Chats, Oh My!

Summer is here, and our county is filling up with birds.  On Saturday, June 12, join Jim and Sue Parrish for a morning field trip to the South Fork of Coppei Creek.  We’ll take a level one mile walk along the road, which follows the riparian area of Coppei Creek.  Warblers, Flycatchers and Chats can usually be found singing away atop the dense brush that lines the road, and who knows what else? Catbirds? Veery? Cedar Waxwings? Meet at Whitman College Science parking lot at 8:00 am; we’ll return before noon.

Directions: head east on Hwy 12, and about a mile past Dixie take a right turn onto Lewis Peak road (at the top of the hill by a grain elevator).  Stay left when the road forks, drive about another mile and park at the T at the bottom of the hill.

And many thanks to all that participated in the Bird a thon to benefit Blue Mt. Wildlife.  Over $500 was raised for this worthy cause.  Chris Howard managed to raise $400 in pledges while birding Malheur! Amazing.

Cedar Waxwing

Cedar Waxwing by Sue Parrish

Chat – photo by Sue Parrish


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