The town of Elgin is located 19 miles north of La Grande on Hwy 82.Directions
Habitat and Birds
Small NE Oregon towns like this are primarily attractive to birders in the winter where they have the potential (but far from a sure thing) for winter lovelies like Common Redpoll, Bohemian Waxwing, Tree Sparrow, Pine Grosbeak, and Evening Grosbeak. As you leave Elgin and travel east on Hwy. 82 toward Wallowa, stop at the top of a hill 0.5 miles out of town and scope the sewer ponds to the north.