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Birding the Cascade Foothills

REGISTRATION will open on April 1st at 6am.

Hike with local bird biologist, naturalist and wildlife photographer, Frank Lospalluto, on the City of Ashland’s Imperatrice property east of Ashland in the Cascade Mountain Foothills. This beautiful 876-acre grassland is an excellent place to see raptors and songbirds like Western Bluebird, Western Meadowlark, and the uncommon Grasshopper Sparrow. The wildflower show is usually spectacular as well. This event is part of the greater City Nature Challenge in Southern Oregon (

Guide: Frank Lospalluto
Focus: Birds, Conservation
Limit: 15
Meeting Location: Near Ashland's Interstate exit 19 to carpool. Meeting location and directions will be emailed upon registration. 
Difficulty: Moderately difficult, covering up to 4 miles on rough trails on moderately steep slopes. Due to weed seeds and ticks, long pants and close-toed shoes advised. No bathrooms available.

For more info or help with registration call 541.482.3069 or email

Waiting List:
Folks on the waiting list often get invited to the hike, so please add your name if the hike is full.

Banner image: American Kestral photo taken at City of Ashland Imperatrice property by Frank Lospalluto.