From Bend, travel east on Highway 20 toward Burns. Just after the town of Millican (near milepost 26), look for Pine Mountain Road off to the south. This road takes you to the summit of Pine Mountain.Directions
Habitat and Birds
Sagebrush and juniper forest in the Millican Valley rising up to pine and fir forests on the mountain. Be sure to check out the water trough on the left side of the road at the base of the mountain, which is a magnet for birds and other wildlife. Large flocks of Cassin’s Finches, Mountain Bluebirds and Red Crossbills often stop by to drink. Pine Mountain itself is good for raptors, Ruffed Grouse, flycatchers and Green-tailed Towhee. At night, Common Poorwill and Northern Saw-whet Owl can be found near the top. The first part of the road is excellent for Sagebrush, Brewer’s and Vesper Sparrow as well as Sage Thrasher and Loggerhead Shrike. In good years, Ferruginous Hawks nest here.