Two Events for Birders – Feb 2 and 3!

Western Screech Owl           Photo by Laura Mahrt

The Friends of Ladd Marsh are offering two great opportunities for you to get your 2018 birding lists off to a good start this weekend.

Friday evening, Feb. 2, Mike Mahoney will lead an owling expedition.  Meet at Headquarters at 7:30pm.  The trip will last approximately 2 hours.  Be sure to dress in warm clothes for this trip.   Hats and warm footwear are especially useful when standing around in cold weather.  A flashlight or headlamp also is recommended.

After owling, catch a few ZZZ’s, then, come on back on Saturday morning, Feb. 3, for the monthly First Saturday Bird Walk.  Spring migration is ON, with Tundra Swans and Greater White-fronted Geese already arriving on the marsh.  Meet at HQ at 10:00 am for this one.

Instructions and Directions below
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Participants should dress appropriately for the weather, recognizing the potential for wet ground and strong wind. Please leave pets at home or make other arrangements. Individual daily public access permits are not required; the walk leader will have a group permit. An ODFW Wildlife Area Parking Permit is required for all vehicles on Ladd Marsh Wildlife Area.

Directions to Ladd Marsh HQ:
From La Grande, take the Union Highway (203) to Pierce Rd (B&K Auto Salvage).  Turn right (south) on Pierce. Continue for approximately 1 ¼ mile to HQ on the right.
From Union, turn left on Pierce Rd and follow above directions.
HQ can be reached from I-84: Take exit 268 (Foothill Rd) then turn east.  At the “T” with Pierce Rd, turn left (north).  Continue about 1 1/2 mile to HQ on the left.


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