On the birding trail again. This time on the Three Sisters Loop of the Oregon Cascade Birding Trail. This loop is a bit south of the Mt. Jefferson Loop so you could spend a few days, using an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Inn as your home base to observe the region's birds and spectacular scenery that is the Central Oregon Cascades.
At the heart of the Oregon Cascades lies the Three Sisters Wilderness, named for three 10,000-foot volcanic peaks. The Three Sisters Loop traverses some of Oregon most stunning scenery with nearly 50 prime birding sites. Eleven species of Woodpeckers nest the between Santiam and McKenzie Passes. Hidden lakes and marshes are home to many species, including the yellow headed blackbird and the Western Meadowlark, Oregon's state bird.
The Blue Spruce Bed and Breakfast, in Sisters, Oregon, would be an ideal spot to start your birding adventure. Located in Sisters, Oregon, close to shopping and dining the Blue Spruce was built expressly as a bed and breakfast in a two-story farmhouse design and has all the ambiance of Sisters and the rustic area surrounding it.
May we also recommend Long Hollow Ranch, just minutes from downtown Sisters? This working cattle ranch offers at home atmosphere with quiet and comfortable guest rooms. Guests of Long Hollow Ranch can schedule a trail ride, with a horse suitable to their size and riding skills. What better way to explore the mixed conifer forests, high desert rim rocks and diverse birding habitats?
We will continue to write blogs with insight to the many options for bird watching in Oregon. If you want to see them all, type "birding" in the search box on the right. The spring migration is about to begin, the festivals are being planned. For the very best lodging in Oregon choose an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild Inn, grab your binoculars and discover nearly 500 species of birds in spectacular landscapes ranging from sandy beaches to verdant forests, from desert playas to alpine meadows.
Mt. Jefferson, Oregon's second highest peak, is bordered by dry sagebrush and juniper flats and dense forested corridors. Harlequin Duck reaches it highest density here and the high mountain lakes host typically east-side species. You'll find bird-rich riparian zones along major rivers like the Metolius and Deschutes.
The innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild can help you navigate to the bird-rich trails of the Oregon Cascades Birding Trails near Sisters and Bend Oregon.
Get to know our State like a local. Select a Bed and Breakfast from where to start and end your trip. Experience romantic getaways, historic treasures, and tucked away rustic retreats. Whether your trip is for a quiet escape to a quaint rural or coastal town, for a World Class City experience or for a new spin on business travel, you can be assured of combining gracious hospitality with ambiance by staying at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.
Looking for a dude ranch vacation? Look no further. These working cattle ranches, members of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild, provide horseback vacations, cattle drives, and fly fishing vacations. After a day in the saddle the friendly ranch style atmosphere, the cozy guest rooms and home cooked meals will satisfy and refresh hungry, tired guests.
Howdy! Welcome to the Long Hollow Ranch
Long Hollow Ranch is a guest ranch with good old fashion values. The newly remodeled 100-year old ranch house welcomes you to historic Central Oregon. Explore the ranch on horseback or hike the bordering high desert rimrock. Fish to your heart's content in the ranch reservoirs or spend a relaxing afternoon reading on the veranda, pitching horseshoes in the yard by the campfire or practicing your roping skills
Long Hollow Ranch is located in the heart of one of the Northwest's most scenic recreation areas, just a stones throw from Bend, Oregon. Golf courses manicured to perfection abound, whitewater rafting awaits the adventurous. Roaming the antique and quilt stores of Sisters, a true town from the Old West just minutes away, revives the spirit.
Welcome, Partner, to Wilson Ranches Retreat
Your hosts, Phil and Nancy Wilson, are fifth generation Oregonians, whose families homesteaded in Wheeler and Gilliam Counties over 100 years ago. A 9,000 acre working cattle and dude ranch takes you off the beaten track to a rustic hideout, located in the beautiful Butte Creek Valley three miles West of Fossil, Oregon off Highway 19. This incredible, secluded scenic Oregon Lodging Ranch with spectacular sunsets and brilliant star-studded nights will captivate you. The Wilson's and the Ranch are featured in the current online Travel Oregon publication.
Enjoy horseback riding in a geologically and historically rich area with a magnificent view of the Cascade Mountain Range or a quiet hike to view the wildlife and diverse flora and fauna on Wilson Ranches Dude Ranch. Wheeler County is home of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument and has the richest find of prehistoric fossils in the world.
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Work with ranch hands on authentic ranch activities from fixing fence to moving irrigation to working with cattle. These ranch adventures of a lifetime are just a click away and will take you on the ultimate Oregon Geotourism adventure.