Here is a list of updated information and corrections. If you find any other errors in Birding Oregon, or if you have new information about any of the sites, please leave a comment.
Page 19: (Chapter 3, Southern Harney County) The last sentence on page 19 should read: Drive WEST (not east) 6 miles on Narrows-Princeton Road until you reach the refuge headquarters.
Page 31: (Chapter 8, Ochoco Mountains) The name, Wilson Lake Campground, is incorrect. The correct name is Walton Lake Campground.
Page 32-33: (Chapter 9, Southern Grant County) While Logan Valley remains one of my favorite spots in Oregon, Upland Sandpipers (the main target species of this area) have not been reported from this site in recent years. The past two springs, the most reliable site for this species has been Bear Valley, along Scotty Creek Road. Instead of turning west onto Izee-Paulina Lane (CR 63), continue south on US 395, then turn west onto Scotty Creek Road (Lemcke Road on some maps). Follow this road to the intersection with Forest Service Road 24 and check the pasture on the north side of the road.
Page 50: (Chapter14, Cold Springs/Umatilla NWRs) In the last paragraph on this page, the road you take east is actually called Stanfield Meadows Road, instead of Umatilla Meadows Road. The DeLorme atlas lists it as Umatilla Meadows, but the sign (and other maps) calls it Stanfield Meadows. Also note that the gravel road leading north to the refuge entrance is not marked. You just have to head north when Stanfield Loop Road turns to the west.
Page 71: (Chapter 18, Larch Mountain) The two clearcuts described at milepost 9 and milepost 12 have grown up considerably in the past few years. You may want to walk to these areas to look for forest species along the road, but you won’t be able to walk into the clearcuts (or even see into them very far). A recent clearcut can be found just downhill from milepost 8.
Page 90: (Chapter 25, Fern Ridge Reservoir) While the Fisher Butte Unit remains a great birding area (recently hosting Oregon’s first Wood Sandpiper and a Spotted Redshank), the parking lot at the end of Royal Avenue has been the site of numerous car break-ins. Don’t leave any valuables in your car, and be aware that several catalytic converters have been removed from parked cars in this lot.
Page 173: (Resources and Contact Info) The mailing address for The Bird Guide, Inc. is 123 NW Bailey Way, Hillsboro, OR 97124. The telephone and website information are correct.
Checklist of Oregon Birds: New birds are being found in Oregon all the time. For the current checklist, click on the OR Checklist tab above.
Page 208: (Map) Near the top, the road leading west from OR 205, along the north shore of Harney Lake, is Double O Road. The road heading east toward Princeton is mislabeled as Double O Road. It is actually Narrows-Princeton Road.