GW Burn/ Dry Creek

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Rooster Rock Burn

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Pole Creek Trail

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Glaze Meadow & Gobbler's Knob

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Park Meadow Trail

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Cold Springs Campground

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Trout Creek Swamp

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Indian Ford Campground

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Calliope Crossing

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Seasons

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Location

From Sisters, take Hwy 242 west for 7.0 miles to NF 1028. Turn right (north) on NF 1028 and travel 4.3 miles through the forest (Of course, stop and bird as you like.)  At 4.3 miles, you will see the junction of NF 1028 and NF 2061 (44.353816, -121.739011). This junction is good for Lewis’s Woodpecker and, at night, Great Gray Owls are periodically found here along with Common Poorwill. Just west of the junction, look for a red cinder spur road going off to your left. This road will take you deeper into the swamp. Bird this area for woodpeckers and forest species.  Backtrack to Hwy 242.

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Habitat and Birds

The GW Burn occurred in the fall of 2007 and was a terrific woodpecker location.  It’s quite old now and attracts fewer woodpeckers but it still hosts some and Lewis’s Woodpecker is regular here.  Both Red-naped and Red-breasted Sapsuckers are common (hybrids are common in this location so check your field marks). Williamson’s Sapsucker can be found here as well. Other forest species include Olive-sided Flycatcher, Lazuli Bunting, Pacific- slope Flycatcher, Red Crossbill, Warbling Vireo, Cassin’s Vireo, Vaux’s Swift, Common Nighthawk, MacGillivray’s Warbler and many more.

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