Clarno

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Seasons

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Location

From Antelope (44.911293, -120.723707), travel east on Hwy 218 for 15 miles to the John Day River Bridge and Clarno. The west side of the river is in Wasco County and the east side is in Wheeler County. There are roads, both north and south, that follow the river. Be careful to respect private property here.

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Habitat and Birds

Riparian habitats along the John Day River. This is a main thoroughfare for migrating passerines and can be very productive during migration (especially fall migration). Chukar and Ring-necked Pheasant can be seen and heard in the surrounding farm fields. Both bluebirds are present and Bushtit flit through the sagebrush and juniper. White-crowned and Golden-crowned Sparrows are abundant here in migration, and some stay for the winter.

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