Deer Creek Center is the campus of Siskiyou Field Institute, a non-profit that supports environmental education for youth and adults and protects natural values on its ~900 acre campus Deer Creek Center.
From I-5 in Grants Pass, take exit 55 and travel west on Hwy 199 for about 22 miles. Turn west on Illinois River Road and travel 1.5 miles to the Institute. The trails are open to the public but they often have educational teams out on the trails so please stop in the office and check to see which areas are available. You can also call (541) 597-8530.
Siskiyou Field Institute website: siskiyoufieldinstitute.orGDirections
Habitat and Birds
Open grasslands, pasture, oak woodlands and the riparian areas around Deer Creek provide a wide variety of birding opportunities. Some species to look for include Western Kingbird, Violet-green Swallow, Acorn Woodpecker, California Quail, Red-breasted Sapsucker, Northern Harrier, Golden Eagle (observed several times), Red-shouldered Hawk (documented nesting), Wrentit, Lazuli Bunting, Hutton’s Vireo, Mountain Quail, Lark Sparrow, Western Screech-Owl, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Oak Titmouse, and Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Yellow-breasted Chat and various warblers. See the ebird list for more.