Glass Butte

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Seasons

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Location

Glass Butte is located 75 miles east of Bend on Hwy 20 and 55 miles west of Burns. You can access the butte from several locations, but a regular passenger car should stick to the main entrance on the east side of the butte. This high desert mountain is fairly under-birded as many pass it by on the way to Malheur N.W.R.

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Habitat and Birds

Mountain Bluebirds are common in summer and sagebrush species such as Sagebrush Sparrow, Sage Thrasher, and Brewer’s Sparrow are very common. Common Poorwill call at night and the various springs along the flanks of the mountain could hold anything, especially in migration. Greater Sage-Grouse breed in the area and Mountain Quail have been heard on the slopes. Snow Bunting has been found in winter but a good 4-wheel drive vehicle is recommended if you want to travel these roads in winter. Lazuli Bunting and Gray Flycatcher are here as well as Ash-throated Flycatcher. Take a little time to check this spot out the next time you go to Malheur N.W.R. and let the birding community know what you find

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