Dooley Mt. Summit

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Seasons

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Location

Take Hwy 7 south of Baker City to Salisbury Junction. Along this route in May and June, watch for Bobolinks in the wet hay meadows (see Bowen Valley below). At Salisbury, turn south onto SR 245 and you will go up and over Dooley Mountain Summit (5392′). During late spring through late September, it can be very productive to bird the many U.S. Forest Service Roads that take off from the summit area. FS Road 11 runs east and west from the summit and offers very good June birding with all the southeastern Blue Mountain birds in abundance. Please note: some sections of the road are very rocky and require a high clearance vehicle. The eastern portion of FS Road 11 runs through the top of a 1989 burn. Also bird FS Road 1115 as it crosses several eco-zones and is worth your time.

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Habitat and Birds

This is a great owling area Sept-October. This area is loaded with woodpeckers such as Hairy, Black-backed, White-headed and Pileated. Watch out for ticks in late May

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