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. . . . . 2018 TOUR SCHEDULE . . . . .


Superb Pacific Coast Birding & a Full-Day Pelagic Trip
4 October 2018 - 13 October 2018, 10 days & 9 nights

Our Oregon adventure begins on the coast at Tillamook Bay, one of the prime birding areas in the entire Pacific Northwest. Tillamook and nearby Bayocean Spit will yield an incredible variety of seabirds, shorebirds, waterfowl, and related species. A full-day pelagic trip with Tim Shelmerdine and Oregon Pelagic Tours will take us into the Pacific in search of tubenoses: Black-footed Albatross, Pink-footed Shearwater, Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel, and many others. This trip has produced some incredible rarities including the Short-tailed and Laysan Albatrosses that we found on a previous tour. After another day of coastal birding, we move inland to Crater Lake, the Klamath Basin, Tule Lake (in northern California), and a total change of pace. Now we'll be looking at dozens of Bald Eagles, thousands of ducks and geese, and large flocks of Sandhill Cranes. There should be Ferruginous Hawks and hopefully a Short-eared Owl. Great Gray Owl is resident here, and we will make every effort to find one, as we have in the past. A few of the more intriguing songbirds we will seek include Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch, Golden-crowned Sparrow, Wrentit, Townsend's Solitaire, Tricolored Blackbird, and American Dipper. Woodpeckers include American Three-toed, Black-backed, Lewis's, and White-headed. Our final stops are Ankeny NWR and Sauvie Island near Portland. These are excellent songbird areas and great spots for scoping more waterfowl, raptors, and Sandhill Cranes. The tour leader has yet to be announced. This tour is limited to seven participants. See the separate itinerary for the very bird-filled Oregon Extension! 

Price: $3385.00 from Portland, Oregon    

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to Clatsop Spit & the Columbia River Mouth
13 October 2018 - 16 October 2018, 4 days & 3 nights

Clatsop Spit and the extreme northwestern portion of Oregon lie at the mouth of the Columbia River. Birding areas include Coffenbury Lake for Wrentit and migrant songbirds. The South Jetty of the Columbia River has produced some of the most remarkable records in the state, including Yellow-billed Loon, Lesser Sand-Plover, Spotted Redshank, Long-toed Stint, and McKay's Bunting. This is THE best spot in Oregon to look for Sharp-tailed Sandpiper and Ruff. Isolated brushy areas create a haven for migrant songbirds. Rarities have included Ash-throated Flycatcher, Mountain Bluebird, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, and a number of Eastern warblers. We will make short jaunts along the coast to look for new pelagic species and seek out any newly reported rarities. The extension will begin 13 October 2018,immediately following the regular Oregon Tour, and end mid-day on 16 October. We will stay all three nights at the same motel in Astoria. The tour leader will selected at a later date. This tour is limited to seven participants. See the separate itinerary for the regular Oregon Tour that includes one terrific pelagic trip! 

Price: $1595.00 from Portland, Oregon    

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