Mt. Hood and Columbia River Gorge Blog - Wildlife

VISIT ESTACADA FOR THE FUNGUS, STAY FOR THE MURALS
10/30/2017 | Agritourism, Art, Estacada, Hiking, Mt Hood Territory, Wildlife
Calling all fun guys and fun gals, the annual Estacada Festival of Fungus is back! Join fellow mushroom enthusiasts on Saturday, November 4 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Estacada High School for a fungus filled day. In addition to the beautiful and educational displays of Pacific Northwest mushrooms, the event will feature vendors featuring fungus related items, a children’s area, an area for planning your future outings and fungi- and fermentation-related demonstrations. Bring in your own freshly foraged loot and get help identifying what they are with onsite mycologists. Guests can also enjoy an art show featuring local artists. And since you’re in Estacada, make sure to check out all the wonderful murals around downtown! The mural project began in 1994 and each...  Read More
LEAP INTO SPRING IN THE WEST COLUMBIA GORGE!
05/08/2017 | Cascade Locks, Event, Fairview, Troutdale, West Columbia River Gorge, Wildlife, Wood Village
(Photo by Sandy River Basin Watershed Council)From Fairview and Wood Village to Troutdale and Cascade Locks, springtime activities abound in the West Columbia Gorge. Watch wildlife as you a stroll along wetlands viewing diverse habitats at Salish Ponds in Fairview. Participate in the 29th Annual Easter Egg Hunt in Wood Village on April 15th or watch the Columbia Gorge Racing Associations collegiate sailing regatta April 15-16 on the Columbia River at Cascade Locks. Want to rediscover some of the same animal species documented by Lewis and Clark in the early 1800's Head to the Sandy River Delta Park in Troutdale on April 22-23 and participate in the Sandy River Delta Eco-blitz. Here you will be paired...  Read More
EAGLES AND BIRDIES IN THE DALLES
12/29/2016 | Recreation, The Dalles, Wildlife
This winter is the perfect time to watch eagles and hit birdies. Don't worry, we mean to golf kind. The Dalles Dam 2017 Eagle WatchThe bald eagles are back! Join U.S. Army Corps of Engineers park rangers for the sixth annual Dam Eagle Watch at The Dalles Dam Visitor Center on January 28th, 2017. Learn about our nations symbol by watching them in their natural habitat and enjoy interactive activities at the visitor center.As bald eagles migrate south each winter in search of food, the Columbia River provides an excellent food source for our winter guest. Westrick Park, near the dam and across from the visitor center, seems to be a favorite winter vacation spot. It is quiet and...  Read More
HAWK WATCHING ON MT. HOOD
09/12/2016 | Event, Government Camp, Hood River, Mt Hood Territory, Mt. Hood, Recreation, Wildlife
Now is the time to dig out your binoculars and head up to Mt. Hood to experience the annual hawk migration. Every fall hundreds of thousands of birds take wing and migrate from their breeding grounds in North America down to warmer climates in South America. What does this mean for the Mt. Hood/Columbia Gorge region Each year from September through October Mt. Hood National Forest becomes a playground for thousands of hawks and other bird species.The Bonney Butte Hawkwatch officially started on August 27th this year and runs through October 31st, just east of Government Camp. Every year visitors can see up to 2,500-4,500 hawks pass through the area including Sharp-shinned Hawks, Red-tailed Hawks, Cooper's Hawks, Turkey Vultures,...  Read More
WEST COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE
WATERFALLS
One of the most iconic places in the Pacific North West, the Columbia River Gorge offers unparalleled waterfall scenery and canyon views. Visit the West Columbia Gorge area to stand at the base of waterfalls, boat on the mighty Columbia River, or to stand atop vistas and take in the view. READ MORE
THE DALLES
SUNSHINE
Boasting 300 days of sunshine a year, The Dalles is a place full of recreation, culture, and history. A historic Native American trading area, this city has been a center of commerce for over 10,000 years. A paradise for history buffs, cyclists, and wine aficionados, The Dalles is for all to enjoy. READ MORE
MT. HOOD TERRITORY
EXPLORATION
The only mountain offering summer skiing in North America, Mt. Hood and the surrounding territory never gets old. If you’re not a skier, put on your hiking boots, grab a fishing pole, or load up your kayak to explore the trails, lakes, and rivers, found throughout the area. READ MORE
HOOD RIVER
WATERSPORTS
Offering world-class kiteboarding and windsurfing, Hood River is where outdoor enthusiasts and adventure-seekers are drawn to. Close to the mountain, along the river, and nestled against superb farmland, visit this town for amazing restaurants, fresh produce, and an unrivaled watersport scene. READ MORE
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