Eagle Rock

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Leave Prineville south on Combs Flat Rd at the east end of town. This becomes the Paulina Hwy 380. After about 12 miles the road descends down a hill toward the Crooked River. Midway down, look for the large crag/ pinnacle on the west side of the road. This is Eagle Rock.  Pull off the road as far as you can. Cattle trucks come around the corner at high speeds.


Habitat and Birds

A rocky crag and a thin juniper forest. White throated Swifts breed here. Bullock’s Orioles and Canyon Wrens are vocal in summer, and Mountain Quail are sometimes heard. Between March and October, you can almost always find a Say’s Phoebe here. Both Red-tailed Hawks and Great Horned Owls nest in the cracks in this rock.  While descending along the Paulina Hwy toward Eagle Rock, stop and listen for Green-tailed Towhee on the hillsides. You can hear Common Poorwill here in the evenings (especially upslope from this rock around milepost 10).