Baker City

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Baker City Airport Ponds

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ODFW Pond 203

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Mt. Hope Cemetery

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Baker Sewer Ponds

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Kolb Reservoir

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Best Frontage Road & Smith Lake

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Pocahontas Road

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Baker City is in NE Oregon about 42 miles south of La Grande and 72 miles north of Ontario off I-84. The Powder River runs right through town and there is a bike path that follows it (Leo Adler Memorial Parkway). This path is about 2 miles long and is paved. Access points include (north to south) Sports ComplexGeiser Pullman ParkCentral Park


Habitat and Birds

As is typical of most Eastern Oregon towns, winter is the best time to find rare birds in Baker City. Check the various neighborhoods for fruiting trees and watch for wintering finches, warblers, sparrows, and Bohemian Waxwings. Vaux’s Swift are notable in the spring and spiral into local chimneys in the fall. Walk the trail mentioned above for migrant passerines and common nesters.


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