Lower Columbia Basin AudubonSociety - Field Trips

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Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Field Trip, Friday May 8 – Monday May 11

The cost for 3 nights lodging and all meals is $140 per person.

Please join fellow LCBAS members for a fun weekend field trip to the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. The birds will be amazing and plentiful. We usually see close to 100+ species. Last year we saw fledging baby Great Horned Owls, White-faced Ibis, Short-eared Owls, a nesting Golden Eagle, and dozens of song bird, warbler, and fly catcher species. Over the course of a year there are over 320 species of birds and 58 mammals seen on the Refuge.

Each day we plan to visit a different part of the Refuge. Highlights will include a visit to the Refuge Headquarters and a Picnic Lunch at the beautiful Page Springs Campground near the Steens Mountains.

Malheur NWR is near Burns, Oregon

We travel there on a Friday and depart on Monday morning. Participants are encouraged to car pool.


All food will be included except some special diet needs. There will be Gluten Free options. We begin the event at dinner starting Friday evening. Breakfasts will be provided each morning, including Monday. Lunches will be brown bag. Participants will be asked to help with one dinner and clean-up each evening and on the final day.


There are 2 - 4 twin size beds in several different rooms on each side. We usually divide the place into the men’s side and the women’s side. You will need to bring your own bedding and towel. There is a large bathroom with showers on each side, as well as a central meeting room with kitchen, dining, and sitting room.

Sign Up

If you’re already signed up, it’s time to pay. If you haven’t already signed up, it’s time! Checks may be mailed to LCBAS Malheur, P.O. Box 1900, Richland WA, 99352. For more information, or to sign up please contact Kathy Criddle. Once the list is full at 20 people, we will start a waiting list if more folks are interested.

Local Field Trips — Rules of the Road

Please sign up in advance for field trips by contacting the designated trip leader.

To insure a quality field experience, the number of participants per trip is limited to 12. No walk-ins please. If you are unable to attend a trip for which you signed up, please contact the trip leader ASAP so that someone else may take your place.

  • Beginners encouraged !
  • Scopes are welcome
  • Arrive a few minutes early
  • Wear seasonally appropriate clothing & footwear
  • Always take a lunch, drinks & snacks for trips that go beyond midday.
  • Carpool guidelines are 35 cents per mile per vehicle - total expenses to be divided by number of riders excluding the driver.
  • NO pets.