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1 a, ra - March 28, 2012 MOUR CObIMUNITV Page 13 i Birds From page 12 quarters, the route heads south and ends at the P Ranch just a mile east of Frenchglen. On this trip I opted instead to take the Ruh-Red Road just north of the refuge since that area had lots of open water. Highlights along the gravel road included more than a dozen great blue herons in one flooded field, several tundra swans, a dozen or so American white peli- cans, lots of northern shovelers and several thousand snow geese and Ross's geese. A handful of greater white-fronted geese also made an appearance. One of the most common ducks I saw was the northern pin- tail, a strikingly beautiful bird with a needle-pointed tail. A conspicuous white point runs onto the side of its dark head. A lone pair of cinnamon teal swam among the many Ameri- can coots. I made my way back to High- way 78 where, earlier this year, I got to see my first snowy owl. This bird has since made its way back north but I did get to see another pair of nesting great-horned owls in a cot- ! iiiil, HAVE YOU MADE YOUR WILL? iJnil Oakwood ma-eu.smt Electric Hme '409-1026 , "! g.CJI. #1/tlIQ 't I Il tmIlll , .... : Bob Wood .... FARMERS INSURANCE :\\;\ Craig Fentiman, Agent Auto Life Home Commercial 3037 Main St., Sweet Home FREE INVESTMENT REVIEWS. Theresa A Grimes Financial Advisor 1195 Main Street Suite 1 Sweet Home, OR 97386 o41-o,'-blo www.edwardjones.com .,, sE:,c tonwood tree just south of Bums. The 31 st Annual John Scharff Migratory Bird Festival will be held April 12-15. The festival offers non-stop birding activities as well as historical and cultural infOrma- tion. I attended one of the festivals several years ago and had a great experience. During the festival, there are over a dozen tours that last from two to nine hours. Birders will see shorebirds, waterfowl, cranes, rap- tars, wading birds and songbirds. One of my favorite tours was the High Listing Tour, now called the Extreme Birding Tour. Expert guides take birders out in the basin and up into the snow-covered for- est from sunup to sundown to list as many species as possible, with a goal of 100. Our group saw about 85 species. Highlights included bur- rowing owls, snow geese, sandhill cranes, barn owl, ferruginous hawk and Savannah sparrow. Other tours include Birds of Prey, Digital Photography, Birding the Floodplain, Waterfowl ID in the Field, Sage Grouse Lek Visit and the Steens Mountain/Alvord Desert Loop where birders will also learn about other wildlife and geology. For more information on the festi- val go to www.migratorybirdfesti- val.com. Whether you're an expert bird- er, beginning birder or not a birder at all, it's an amazing experience to see so many birds in one place. Scott Staats is a full-time outdoor writer who lives in Prineville. Contact him by e-mail at news@ sweethomenews.com. Please put "For Scott Staats" on the subject line. Steellaeaders to meet April 4 The Mid-Valley Chapter of the Northwest Steelheaders will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, at the Albany Senior Center, 489 Water Ave. NW. Gary Galovich, warm wa- ter fisheries manager with Or- egon Department of Fish and Wildlife, will be the featured speaker. The meeting is open to the public and all fishermen are cordially invited to attend this presentation. For more informa- tion, contact Bill Nyara at (541) 401-9559. SALE $6830 BackCountry 18F Perfect Go:To Trae! . MSRP: $i6 I SALE $12,7991 Vi> :5 F .......  !::::: :...: , Pioneer 19T4 Amazing Roorplan Stock#i 91 SALE $8900 Shop Sweet Home First Visit These Get seen by thousands el local residents and potential customelsl Fine BL Appllance Repair Lecally Wiled iasleesl Fist tosloeto. Repair ri,ce on appUunce - In the hop or at the cutomer's home BEFURBISIEI IIPPIIIINCES, AID OIISIGIIIlIT| I:OR lillE. What are VOU waiting for? 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