Unity Lake State Park

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Murray Reservoir

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Seasons

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Spring
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Fall

Location

From Baker City, travel 7.8 miles south on Hwy 7 to Hwy 245 (Salisbury Junction). Take 245 south for 15 miles through the Wallowa Whitman NF (bird as much as you like in this forest). Hwy 245 will turn west at this point. Go another 18 miles to Unity Lake State Park. About halfway to Unity Lake is the tiny berg of Hereford. Just west of Hereford look for a side road called Hereford Loop. This area is good for Bobolink and Sandhill Cranes.

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Habitat and Birds

Birds you might expect to see along this stretch would include Snow Goose, Canada Goose, Trumpeter Swan, Tundra Swan, Eurasian Wigeon, a dozen other duck species, Chukar, Gray Partridge, Ruffed Grouse, Dusky Grouse, Wild Turkey, Pied-billed Grebe, Great Egret, Osprey, Bald Eagle, Northern Harrier, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Cooper’s Hawk, Northern Goshawk, Golden Eagle, Peregrine Falcon, Spotted Sandpiper, Western Sandpiper, California Gull, Herring Gull, Glaucous-winged Gull, Western Screech-Owl, Great-horned Owl, Long-eared Owl, Common Nighthawk, Vaux’s and White-throated Swift, Lewis’s Woodpecker, Say’s Phoebe, Eastern Kingbird, Western Kingbird, Loggerhead Shrike, Red-eyed Vireo, Horned Lark, swallows, House Wren, Canyon Wren, Rock Wren, Sage Thrasher, Mountain Bluebird, migrating warblers, Lazuli Bunting, and Bullock’s Oriole.

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