Malheur Wildlife Refuge

May 14-17, 1992

The trip to Malheur is always a delight: an oasis in the desert, even in a dry year. Our group saw 58 bird species, slightly down from last year’s count of 67 species. The most abundant bird by far was the White Face Ibis, which was in all areas of the refuge and was estimated at 1,000 birds. Many good sightings and observations were made, among them a Great Horned Owl with two fledglings in their nesting cavity and the early morning observation of the many turkey vultures at the “P” Ranch, all facing the sun with their wings partially extended to catch its warmth. A side trip was also made to Diamond Craters and the Round Barn. Enjoying this outing were Margaret Crosland, Sylvia Harvey, Bonnie Ledford, Joe Lowry, Betty Macy, Anne Montgomery, Rachel Smith, Vera Woolley and leader Glenn Meares.

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