Brothers Rest Stop

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Seasons

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Location

Brothers Rest stop is 38.6 miles east of Bend on Hwy 20. Check the town of Brothers. There are some trees that can produce migrants. The rest stop is a little east of Brothers. For a quick side trip, travel north on Camp Creek Road (right next to the rest stop) for 1.0 miles to a pond in the desert. In spring and sometimes fall, this site can produce some good stuff. It dries up in most summers.

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Habitat and Birds

Agricultural lands. This is a prime area for wintering raptors such as Prairie Falcons, Red tailed and Rough Legged Hawks. In summer search for Swainson’s and Ferruginous Hawks. Sage Thrashers and Sagebrush Sparrows are common here as are Mountain Bluebirds. The rest stop has produced some surprising migrants so check the area during the migration season. Exceptional species that have been seen here include Eastern Kingbird, Mourning Warbler, Palm Warbler and Common Grackle.

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