Come join a small group for a fun all-day cruise around Diamond Lake, stopping at concentrations of waterfowl as well as several terrestrial locations for restroom stops and land and marsh birding.  This date was chosen for the typical influx of large numbers of waterfowl before the lake freezes over.

Here are some photos and bird lists from two previous trips:

Nov 2, 2014-photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/matthewghunter/sets/72157649122695315, bird list and photos: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S20432121.

Oct 18, 2015-photos https://www.flickr.com/photos/matthewghunter/albums/72157660014884236,bird list and photos: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S25470065

In addition to the water birds, Diamond Lake has species such as Mountain Chickadee and sometimes Clark’s Nutcracker that we don’t often see at lower elevations. Cost will be $30 to $60/person for the boat trip (depending on how many people sign up and which boat we get). Bring lunch, water, and appropriate clothing. We will depart Diamond Lake Marina at 0800 Saturday morning on one of their “patio boats,” and arrive back there between 3 and 4 pm, depending on weather, birds, and the decisions of participants. Once we have a list of participants, we will consider carpooling. Limited Space, preregistration required: call, text, or email Matt Hunter at 541-670-1984, matthewghunter@gmail.com, with your name, phone number, email, and any questions. Note: weather can plan an important role on whether this trip goes or not, so be sure to let me know the best way to communicate with you.