GUIDE TO COMMON BIRDS OF THE DESCHUTES CANYON AREA
Friends and Neighbors of the Deschutes Canyon Area (FANs)
Guide to Common Birds of the Deschutes Canyon Area
By Chuck Gates, FANs member (see more information below)
Hot off the press in January 2023, this is a field guide to more than 100 common birds that are found on the sagebrush plateau and in the river canyons where Deschutes, Jefferson and Crook counties meet in Central Oregon.
The guide is designed to fit in your pocket or small pack. It measures 4-1/4" x 8-1/2" and features heavy weight water resistant paper.
Use it to identify birds that you see on the many trails in the canyons of the middle Deschutes and lower Crooked Rivers and lower Whychus Creek and the surrounding sagebrush plateau. In addition to the factual information in this guidebook, readers will find the author's personal voice and sense of humor. It is a delight to read!
About the author: Chuck Gates created the text and provided nearly all of the photographs for this publication.
Chuck is the author and curator of the "Oregon Birding Site Guide" website (www.ecaudubon.org/locations) and co-creator of the website, "Central Oregon Nests and Young" (www.ecaudubon.org/nestsandyoung). He is a former Board Member of the Oregon Field Ornithologists and the East Cascade Audubon Society. Chuck developed the Central Oregon Bird Database and currently monitors the official county checklists for Oregon's 36 counties. He is the top bird lister in both Crook and Jefferson counties.
Chuck's interest in birds began with a Natural History course in college but really took off after college. He was teaching at Culver High School (his alma mater) when a freak storm blew hundreds of gulls into the local football field. Community members came to him for an explanation of why this happened. Of course, he did not know. His pride bruised, he set out to find out all he could about birds. Almost a lifetime later, that journey continues.
Proceeds from the sale of this guide support the work of the Friends and Neighbors of the Deschutes Canyon Area (FANs).
Note: If you would prefer to coordinate local delivery or pickup, please email Marilynne Keyser at firstname.lastname@example.org. This will allow you to pay with cash or check, and also avoid the shipping fee.
Shipping: $5 for 1-2 copies, $7 for 3-7 copies, $10 for 8-15 copies, $15 for more than 15 copies