Sarah and I decided to take a weekend trip to central Oregon to enjoy the sunny weather and see some birds that are unique to the east side of the Cascades.
We drove to Camp Sherman on Friday afternoon, stayed in a small motel near the Metolius River, and returned to Portland Sunday evening.
On Saturday, we spent a long day birding a variety of habitats such as pine forests, riparian areas, and wildfire sites.
It was great to see drycountry birds like Pinyon Jays and Green-tailed Towhees while taking in amazing views of the Cascade peaks. We can't wait to return next year!
Pacific Slope Flycatcher
Western Scrub Jay
Violet Green Swallow
Black-throated Gray Warbler