Friday, April 14/Saturday, April 15, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Depart from: Harney County Fairgrounds, 69660 S Egan Rd, Burns, OR 97720

Tour guide: Candace Larson, Portland Audubon


Description: Enjoy a leisurely 5-mile birding hike to one of the hidden gems of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Candace Larson, Master Naturalist with the Portland Audubon Society, guides you through this beautiful sub-basin of the Blitzen Valley, exploring the wetlands and surrounding habitats of the 600-acre Boca Lake, a portion of the Refuge normally closed to the public! You can expect an abundance of water birds and plenty of upland species as you walk the road that circumnavigates the lake. This is a terrific opportunity to combine birding and exercise with an adventure to a very special place.