Mitchell (Town)

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Dollarhide Pond

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Painted Cove (No public access)

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Fopiano Reservoir

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Gable Creek Road

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Parish Creek Road

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John Day Fossil Beds National Monument - Painted Hills Picnic Area

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John Day Fossil Beds National Monument - Painted Hills Unit

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Painted Cove Trail - Painted Hills Unit of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

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Waterman Road

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Richmond Sixshooter Road

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Waterman Road

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OSU Geology Field Station

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Meyers Canyon

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Bridge Creek Road

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Location

Mitchell is a tiny community on Hwy 26 about 47 miles east of Prineville and about 70 miles west of John Day. While the center of town offers little, both ends of the town can be birdy, especially the park on the east end of town and the residential area above the retail part of town.

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Habitat and Birds

Birds here include Wild Turkey, Western Scrub-Jay, Eurasian Collared-Dove, both kinglets, Cedar Waxwing, Lazuli Bunting and Evening Grosbeak. Several houses have hummingbird feeders up; Look for Black-chinned Hummingbird, Rufous Hummingbird and Anna’s Hummingbird. Yellow-breasted Chat along the creek and Say’s Phoebes are possible on the west end of Mitchell near Highway 26. Canyon Wren is sometimes heard from the canyon across Highway 26.

 

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