Opportunities to Get Involved in Harney County

Eastern Oregon is home to some of the most spectacular landscapes and important bird habitats in Oregon. Bird Alliance of Oregon has been working in Eastern Oregon for more than a century to protect places such as Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and Steens Mountain and to recover imperiled species such as the greater sage-grouse.

Our programs are geared towards providing participants with opportunities to see and learn about the region’s natural history from outstanding naturalists  learn about important conservation issues, build understanding across the urban-rural divide and have fun. We have a full calendar of awesome trips, events, stewardship parties, and other ways to get involved.

Questions? Contact Teresa Wicks, Eastern Oregon Biologist, at twicks@birdallianceoregon.org

A group of birders look out from a view point at the wetlands at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

Stewardship Parties

Our stewardship parties are multi-day events for folks who want to get their hands dirty. Join Bird Alliance of Oregon and local partners in restoring wildlife habitat in Harney County (and of course doing some great bird watching!)

For more information contact Teresa Wick at twicks@birdallianceoregon.org.


These multi-day natural history trips begin in Portland and are led by outstanding Bird Alliance of Oregon naturalists. 

  • May 29 – June 2, 2025: Pacific Northwest Trip: Malheur Foray *FULL*
    Join Bird Alliance of Oregon on this five-day tour to Malheur National Wildlife Refuge filled with wondrous sights, chilly nights, and lots of birds.

Community Science

We offer a variety of opportunities to work with Bird Alliance of Oregon Staff collecting data on bird and mussel populations at Malheur and in the Harney Basin.

For more info contact Teresa Wicks at twicks@birdallianceoregon.org.