Hancock Field Station

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Clarno BLM Boat Ramp

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Butte Creek Summit

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John Day Fossil Beds National Monument - Clarno Unit

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Fossil Sewage Ponds

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Girds Creek Road

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Service Creek

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Seasons

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Location

Located about 2.5 miles east of Clarno and about 18 miles from Fossil off of Hwy 218. Look for the large Mailbox with a roof on it. The property is owned by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI). The gate to access field station facilities was closed when checked September 3, 2022. Please check for permission to bird there.

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Habitat and Birds

The station is nestled in sage covered hills with a few junipers around. Brewer’s Sparrow and Lark Sparrow nest in summer along with a few Gray Flycatchers. Chukars can be heard calling from the hillsides and Golden Eagles sometimes soar overhead. Look for Loggerhead Shrike in summer and Northern Shrike in winter.

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