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Email Ken Chamberlain, OBA Field Trip Chair

Hawkwatch at Bonney Butte, Hood River County

TRIP LEADER: Hawkwatch International on-site staff, coordinated by Ken Chamberlain

WHEN: Saturday, September 15, 2018

WHERE: We will visit the Hawkwatch International Bonney Butte site on the Mt Hood National Forest. The trip will start at the Government Camp Rest area on Highway 26: see here.

Site information for Bonney Butte

Migrating raptors!

This trip requires travel coordination due road conditions in the final 4 miles of the route. This road is fairly rough with many exposed rocks and boulders, resulting in slow travel times. This road is best traveled in a higher clearance vehicles. If you do not have a higher clearance vehicle we will make every effort to arrange vehicle sharing. From the end of the road there is about a .5 mile walk uphill on a closed gravel road to the observation site.

Hawkwatch International bird monitoring activities at the site are weather dependent. Rain or snow will cancel this field trip and require possible rescheuling.

HOW TO REGISTER:This trip is limited to 12 Oregon Birding Association members. Online membership info at

Registration is required. Register here: Registration

Please contact me with all questions or comments regarding this trip. Email: Phone: 503-819-3335.

Past Trip Summaries