Phainopepla in the City of Hines near Burns 09/20/2013. First observed by Matt Obradovich on 09/17. The bird can be seen near King St. and Tennyson St. in Hines, Harney County. Has usually been seen in the tops of trees and on power lines. Photo by Rick Vetter.
Brown Pelican at Tern Island MNWR 09/17/2013. First Harney County Record!
Observed by Katie Saunders and Amy Wilson.
Wandering Tattler at the Narrows. First Harney County record! Reported by Lori Markoff and Larry Arnold.
09/22 - Parasitic Jaeger continues at the boat ramp, MNWR. (Duncan Evered)
09/22 - Adult Sabines Gull at the boat ramp, MNWR. (Duncan Evered)
09/22 - Numerous Common Terns at the boat ramp. (Duncan Evered)
09/21 - Juvi Sabines Gull at the Boat ramp, MNWR.(Jeff Boatright, T. Blount)
09/21 - Parasitic Jaeger at the boat ramp, MNWR. (Duncan Evered)
09/18 - Phainopepla in Hines on Tennyson and King. (Matt Obradovich)
09/18 - Brown Thrasher at Fields Oasis. (Tim Rodenkirk and David Smith)
09/17 - Brown Pelican on Tern Island. (Katie Saunders and Amy Wilson)
09/16 - Northern Mockingbird in Fields at Alvord Inn. (Sheran Wright and Dave Herr)
09/14 - Magnolia Warbler at Fields Oasis. (Tim Rodenkirk)
09/13 - Northern Mockingbird in Burns at Rick Vetters home. (R. Vetter)
09/12 - Common Tern at the Narrows. (Tim Rodenkirk)
09/09 - Stilt Sandpiper at Double O Rd. Pond. (T. Bray, M. Mahoney)
09/09 - Purple Martin at MNWR HQ. (Duncan Evered)
09/06 - Red-necked Grebe on Marshall Pond at MNWR HQ. (The Burns)
08/27 - Short-billed Dowitcher at the Narrows. (Hinkles)
08/27 - Gray Catbird at MNWR HQ. (Hinkles)
08/27 - American Redstart at MNWR HQ. (Hinkles)
08/23 - Wandering Tattler at the Narrows. First county record! (Lori Markoff)
08/23 - Blue-gray Gnatcatcher at MNWR HQ. (Blount
08/23 - Chestnut-sided Warbler at MNWR HQ. (Blount)
07/30 - 3 Flammulated Owls near Idlewild Cmpgrnd on HWY 395. (Rich Hoyer)
07/16 - 2 Blue-gray Gnatcatchers on S. Steens Loop Rd. (Chancey, Blount)
07/15 - American Dipper at Brood Pond MNWR. (Hucks, Hemstrom)
07/09 - Indigo Bunting at Bridge Creek, Malheur NWR. (Katrina Hucks, Will Hemstrom)
What is Harney Birder?
Harney County is located in the Southeast part of Oregon. Some would say it's in the middle of nowhere and indeed that's a safe description, but to the bird watching enthusiast it is the hub of Northwest birding. Noted for immense flocks of Ross's and Snow Geese and large numbers of Sandhill Cranes in early spring, the vagrant traps of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters and Fields, and a diverse landscape of mountain, wetlands, and desert, it is a perfect combination for avian fauna! Harney Birder is for those that bird or will bird southeastern Oregon. Here you can find up to date reports on sightings or birding conditions in the area, best times to visit for area specialties and events of interest to the birder. Visit often, things will be updated constantly. Especially interesting will be the sightings area of the website. Here you will find birds of interest as they are sighted and where they are being seen. I do hope that you will find this website entertaining and informative.