John Day Fossil Beds National Monument – Clarno Unit

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Seasons

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Location

The Clarno Unit is located 18 miles southwest of the town of Fossil along Highway 218. There is a rest stop with a parking, restrooms and covered picnic areas. There are 3 1/4 mile trails to allow you a chance to get out and bird. John Day Fossil Beds – Clarno Unit.

 

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Habitat and Birds

The trails go through sage-covered hills. Lazuli Buntings, Brewer’s and Vesper Sparrows are here in summer. Listen for Canyon Wren and Chukar as well.

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