I've been asked to forward the following regarding the Oregon
Thanks for passing this along.
I have been asked for directions to the NORTHERN HAWK-OWL currently
seen in SE Bend, OR. These are below. There are direct flights from SFO
RDM (Redmond airport) on United Express. The drive from Oakland takes
8 hours with gas and quick food stops. For more info on the bird, check
If you get lost
need more local details, call Diane and Peter at one of the two
This gorgeous bird has been seen well and daily by many birders for
week, but it may have been in the neighborhood for up to a month. The
hangs out between the street (it has been photographed on the street
described below) and the burned forest to the east. It has been seen at
times of day, and there are usually birders parked alongside the road
If you come up, please respond to my earlier posting about your travel
details and expenses for our birding economics files. If you didn't
posting, let me know.
FROM S HWY 97 (KLAMATH FALLS/WEED)
Exit Hwy 97 at Knott Rd., S of Bend proper. Turn R (east) on Knott and
it a few miles until it bends to the N. Turn R (east) onto Rickard Rd,
before the landfill.
FROM REDMOND AIRPORT
Take Hwy 97 South, through most of Bend, to Reed Market Rd. Exit and
(east) onto Reed Market. Take Reed Market a few miles until it ends at
Street. Turn R (south) on 27th, which later changes to Knott Rd and
past the landfill. Just past the landfill turn L (east) onto Rickard
FROM RICKARD/KNOTT ROADS JUNCTION ABOVE
Follow Rickard Road for 1.8 miles and turn Right on Billadeau Road.
mile there will be a stop sign. Go straight. The road changes its name
Horse Butte Rd. Follow this for 0.9 miles, turn left on Sweetgrass
After 0.3 miles turn Right on Calgary. Stay on Calgary for 1.4 miles
turn left on Calgary LP. Drive 0.7 miles to the intersection of
and Jasper. This is the intersection where the bird has been seen most
The owl is in a residential neighborhood, so please be very mindful of
parking, walking onto private property, etc. Some of the neighbors are
obliging, but others are not.
If you would like more information call 541-382-6728, or 541-419-2148.
Diane Kook and Peter Low
Paradise Birding: Tours for Bird Lovers
VISIT THE OREGON CASCADES BIRDING TRAIL