Wildlife Viewing Areas
 Search the U.S.
Find an AnimalFind a Viewing AreaPlan a TripAboutContact

 

Purchase the Oregon wildlife viewing guide
Malheur National Wildlife Refuge
One of the crown jewels of the National Wildlife Refuge System, Malheur National Wildlife Refuge protects a vast complex of wetlands in southeastern Oregon's high desert. It is adjacent to the Steens Mountain Wilderness, with the Wild and Scenic Donner and Blitzen River flowing into the refuge at...
more info

Calliope Crossing
Description: User trails exist along both sides of the creek. Parking usually occurs at the road junction near the stream crossing. This site is not developed. A future viewing site is in the planning stages to connect this site with another site a short distance away.

Wildlife to Watch: Dense riparian vegetation adjacent to ponderosa pine forests provide habitat for a variety of songbirds. The site contains Indian Ford Creek covered in willows with aspen present along the shoreline. It is named for the nesting Calliope Hummingbird. Excellent songbird diversity in all seasons and noted for rarities during migration. Nesting species include the American redstart, northern goshawk, yellow warbler, and Williamson's sapsucker.

Special Tips: Private land exists both up and down the stream at various distances so folks need to look for boundary markers.

Ownership: USDA Forest Service 
Size: NA 
Closest Town: Sisters, OR

Facilities:
ParkingHikingHorse Trails

Best Seasons for Wildlife Viewing:
SpringSummerFallWinter

Calliope Crossing Cascade Frog - Photo by USDA Forest Service
Map
Please use Map Link below

Driving Directions:
From Sisters, take Locust Street to Camp Polk road. Travel north 2.8 miles to Indian Ford Road. Turn left and travel 2.1 miles to Pine Street. Turn left and travel 0.1 miles across the creek to the junction of FS Road 900. Park along the road to the right.

Map Link

 
Calliope Crossing : Wildlife Viewing Area