Birder's Guide

MAR 2017

Birder's Guide is the American Birding Association's newest publication. Each issue focuses on a key subject, providing tips from experienced birders on a wide variety of topics like Travel, Listing & Taxonomy, Gear, and Conservation & Community.

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83 March 2017 | Birder's Guide to Travel Beaverton, Oregon llsdirons@msn.com Dave Irons towns of Burns and Hines, leaving ample room for the Long-billed Curlews, Sage Thrashers, Brewer's Sparrows, and various other wildlife. Forests are limited to the conifer-covered slopes in the foothills of the Blue and Strawberry mountain ranges north of Burns, scattered stands of west- ern juniper, and quaking aspens on Steens Mountain. Unobstructed viewscapes make even the largest features on the landscape seem modest. Malheur National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), created by Theodore Roosevelt's executive order in 1908, is the centerpiece of birding in southeast Oregon and consid- ered a "crown jewel" in the federal refuge

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