Malheur Wildlife Refuge

May 19-22, 1994

Some rain, some sun, cool and no bugs was characteristic of the four-day trip to Malheur. Seventy-eight (78) bird species were seen along with sightings of pronghorns, coyotes, mink and many mule deer. A highlight was an excellent sighting of a great horned owl family, two adults and three fledglings, at Benson Pond on the refuge. A side trip was made to the Diamond Craters and the Round Barn with a stop for lunch in Diamond. Part of the group returned to Eugene via Fields, Denio and Summer Lake, and took a short dip in a desert hot springs along the way. The spectacular vistas of Warner Valley, Abert Rim and Winter Ridge above Summer Lake were well worth the added miles. Enjoying the outing were Dons Allen, Leona Devine, Jane Hackett, Jane Happy, Sylvia Harvey, Anne Montgomery, Bill Montgomery, Joe Lowry, Birgitte Williams, and leader Glenn Meares.


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