Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Forests North of Burns

We drove through some of the most scenic coniferous forests in the world today. Several species of pine, fir, spruce, larch, and Douglas-fir give the forests here an interesting shape. And great bird diversity. Today we had trees with three species of nuthatches and overall we saw or heard 9 species of woodpeckers. We also saw "Canada" Gray Jay, "Slate-colored" Fox Sparrow, and Clark's Nutcracker, all new to our list, now about 250 species and forms. There aren't many left for us to look for now.

Here are some habitat shots from the day, from the area of Malheur National Forest north of Burns.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful! Its hard for me to imagine snow anywhere being that our temps have been in the 90s the last few days and humid!
    This really looks like a beautiful place, so serene and placid!