02 February 2020

Oregon last fall

After scouting in Michigan last summer, I had a bit of a break before my next tour.  When it did roll around in early September, I headed off to Oregon.

I remember this tour especially because it was a fun bunch of birders that joined me in the Beaver State as we explored the rainforests along the coast, the Cascades, and the sage flats in the east.  In the end we tallied about 190 species (and you can read all about it here).

On our first full day, we snagged a tricky target, Mountain Quail, along this gorgeous mountain road: