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Wallowa Lake/ Wallowa Lake State Park

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Wallowa Lake Tramway and Trail

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Enterprise Fish Hatchery and Enterprise WMA

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Zumwalt Road

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Golf Course Road

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Joseph Sewage Ponds (CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. DO NOT TRESPASS.)

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Iwetemlaykin State Heritage Site

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Elk Mountain and Crow Creek Roads

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Hurricane Creek

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Chico Road / Ant Flat Road

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Seasons

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Location

Enterprise is located 64 miles east of La Grande on Hwy 82.

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Habitat and Birds

Like most NE Oregon towns, Enterprise is a magnet for some of Oregon’s most sought after species. While White-winged Crossbill, Pine Grosbeaks, Common Redpolls and Gray-crowned Rosy-Finches are often rare, they can be found in great abundance in good years. Bohemian Waxwings are a normal winter species, however, abundance varies from year-to-year. Gray Partridges can be found on the town edges.

One of the best locations is Pete’s Pond. From Central Enterprise, take Depot Street south for 0.3 miles and turn right on Thorpes Lane. Go one block and turn left on Montclair Street. The pond can be viewed from Montclair Street and Marr Pond Ln.  (45.420364, -117.282982).

Continue west on Marr Pond Ln to another [pond (45.420375,-117.291419) that can host waterfowl and riparian species.

Some of the nice birds that have turned up on the local Christmas Bird Count are Snow Goose, Wood Duck, Canvasback, Greater Scaup, Long-tailed Duck, Chukar, Gray Partridge, Ruffed Grouse, Horned Grebe, Red-necked Grebe, Osprey, Northern Goshawk, Ferruginous Hawk, Merlin, Gyrfalcon, Peregrine Falcon, Sandhill Crane, Herring Gull, Barn Owl, Northern Pygmy-Owl, Great Gray Owl, Short-eared Owl, American Three-toed Woodpecker, Northern Shrike, Gray Jay, Blue Jay, three chickadee species, Pygmy Nuthatch, Marsh Wren, American Dipper, American Tree Sparrow, Harris’s Sparrow, Lapland Longspur, and Snow Bunting.

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