Delta Old Growth Trail (CLOSED)

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Seasons

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Location

This area is closed until further notice because of the Holiday Farm fire of 2020.

Travel about 3.5 miles east of Blue River on Highway 126. Turn south on FS19, a paved road also known as Aufderheide Drive. The Delta Old Growth Trail is at site 18 at the Delta Campground. To get to the campground, turn southwest from Aufderheide Drive onto the campground access road at 44°09’46.9″N 122°15’33.6″W.

Go to the Oregon Birding Trails website. http://www.oregonbirdingtrails.org/

Choose the Cascades Birding Trail. Click on the “trail guide” and choose the Three Sisters Loop Guide. Section 87.

Directions

Habitat and Birds

This is a trail through an “old growth” Douglas-fir forest.  So, expected year-around species would include Northern Pygmy-Owl, Red-breasted Sapsucker, Pileated Woodpecker, Hutton’s Vireo, Steller’s Jay, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Pacific Wren, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Purple Finch, Song Sparrow, and Dark-eyed Junco.  During the breeding season these additional species could be found – Hammond’s Flycatcher, Pacific-sloped Flycatcher, Swainson’s Thrush, Varied Thrush, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Hermit Warbler, Wilson’s Warbler, Western Tanager, and Black-headed Grosbeak.

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