[Tweeters] Excellent Breeding Bird Survey routes available: eastern Washington

Mark Oberle oberle at mindspring.com
Sun May 15 13:54:10 PDT 2022

Dear Tweets,
I have been doing 4 Breeding Bird Survey routes for the last decade,
but having moved across Puget Sound to Port Orchard, my 2 routes in
far eastern Washington involve a lot of travel that I would like to
avoid. Both of those eastern routes are very diverse and a lot of
fun. If anyone would like to take them over, I would be glad to
discuss. Here they are:

Spring Lake BBS 89-047 near Dayton south of Spokane is in the Blue
Mountains. It has a tremendous range in altitude and habitat. It
starts at Spring Lake at 2100 feet and ends along a long high
altitude ridge at Godman Spring campground at 5413 feet. Great bird
diversity from old burns to high altitude forest. There is a DNR
campground half mile from the start and two nice hotel options in
Dayton, half a hour away.

Twin Lakes BBS 89-031 is in Ferry County in northeast Washington and
runs along Bridge Creek Road from highway 21 almost to Inchelium. The
road is paved and has nice elevation gain, ending near a lake with
calling loons (and the occasional moose along the way).

Mark Oberle
oberle at mindspring.com

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