From HWY 97 Just north of Terrebonne, turn west on Lower Bridge Rd. Travel about 10 miles and turn left on Holmes Rd. Travel 2.2 miles to the entrance road on the right. Turn in and go a short distance to a gate. This gate is unlocked but needs to be closed behind you. Travel another 5 miles to Alder Springs. FROM SISTERS From Sisters travel 5 miles east on Hwy 126. Turn left on Holmes Rd. Travel about a mile and a half to a “T” in the road. Take a right and go 6.5 miles to milepost 7. Turn left onto the entrance road to Alder Springs.
Amenities: Birding! Dispersed camping, hiking, picnicking and photography.Directions
Habitat and Birds
Riparian Habitat, cliffs and open dry brush habitat. Associated with the cliffs are Golden eagles, Canyon and Rock Wrens and White Throated Swifts. Close to the river Lazuli Buntings, Dippers and Lewis’s Woodpeckers. During migrations periods many migrants drop it. In the upper dry areas, there are breeding sparrows (Brewer’s and Lark), Gray Flycatcher and you can find Pinyon Jays passing through. Listen for Mountain Quail calling from the canyon.
Additional Species: Hooded Merganser, Common Poorwill, Rufous Hummingbird, Lewis’s Woodpecker, Pacific-slope Flycatcher, Green-tailed Towhee and Bullock’s Oriole.