Go through Sisters on Highway 20 heading to the west. Travel 5.2 miles, turn right on Forest Service Road 11 (Green Ridge Road). Make an immediate right into the campground. This former “hotspot” is less desirable since the Forest Service took out the bridge which used to allow access to the east side of the creek. Still, rarities show up here and it is a good place to search for nesting passerines and sapsuckers. Park in the parking area at the entrance and walk to the creek on the opposite end of the campground. Search the riparian area to the east and north of the campground.Directions
Habitat and Birds
Ponderosa forest and riparian habitat. Sapsuckers and White headed Woodpeckers can be found in the campground with Cassin’s Finch, Red Crossbill, Northern Pygmy-Owl and flycatchers. Green-tailed Towhees are almost always present at the parking area. Rare birds found here have included Golden-winged Warbler, Tennessee Warbler, Chestnut- sided Warbler and Rose-breasted Grosbeak.