Sunday, May 15, 2011

Time for a Road Trip

The rig is packed and we head out early Wednesday for Lakeview, Oregon. We're meeting up with friends from Idaho to spend a few days camping near Goose Lake. The area is situated at the foot of the Warner Mountains on the edge of the Oregon high desert. I've never been there so it's going to be a grand adventure.

Pronghorn Antelope

Doing a little research I found that the Goose Lake Valley provides a number of unique animal habitats and the resident wildlife includes pronghorn, elk, deer, black bear, cougar, bobcat and coyote.


 Bobcat

It is also on the western flyway from Mexico to bird breeding grounds in the Arctic. During the springtime geese, cranes and swans stop in the valley to feed and rest before continuing north. Numerous shorebirds migrate though the valley and nest in the areas around Goose Lake.

Tundra Swan

Sandhill Crane

This sounds like an idyllic place to learn about birdwatching and hone my photography skills with of a couple of experts and for Rod to do a little fishing. Stay tuned for reports and photos from the road.