Baker County ‘s diverse geography provides a wide variety of habitat for native and migrating wildlife and the scenic vistas and views along the County’s three scenic byways provide an incredible backdrop for birding and watchable wildlife adventures.
A few of our favorite birding hot spots include:
The Sumpter Dredge Wildlife area between McEwen Station and the Sumpter Dredge State Park
The Hells Canyon Scenic Byway
The Elkhorn Wildlife Area
The Burnt River Canyon between the towns of Durkee and Unity
In addition to the more than 200 bird species that visitors can see in Baker County throughout the year, deer, elk and big horn sheep are also common sights depending on time of year. In the winter months visitors can enjoy a one of a kind wildlife experience by taking a horse-drawn wagon elk feeding tour.
For more information about the best birding spots and what you’re likely to see while birding in Baker County download your Baker County Bird Checklist, or if you’re just exploring Hells Canyon this trip, download the Hells Canyon Bird Checklist.