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Okanogan Trails Scenic Byway

This beautiful drive is 83 miles long. It begins in Pateros and follows the Okanogan River to the Canadian border. Visit roadside fruit stands as you travel through orchards, many owned by third and fourth generation farmers. Historical markers narrate a rich history along the route. The byway provides access to the Audubon Society’s Great Washington Birding Trail, Lake Osoyoos and Conconully state parks, as well as the Highland Historic Loop Drive and the Many Lakes Historic Loop Drive. okanogancountry.com, okanogantrails.com

Bird of the Week: Dark-Eyed Junco
These little sparrows can be spotted fluttering around the forest floor in search of seeds. During the warmer season, juncos are commonly found in the western mountains and the tips of Canada. As the weather cools and winter approaches, they expand their territory further in to the states and throughout North America. Read More >>>>
Bird of the Week: Valley Quail
Both valley (California) quail and mountain quail are found in Washington. Valley quail are by far the more abundant of the two and are found in vast numbers on both sides of the Cascades. Last year was a banner year for Quail in Okanogan Country, so you can spot quite a few this winter. Read More >>>>
Bird of the Week: Rough Legged Hawk
Rough-legged Hawks are just 1 of 3 hawk species in the U.S. with feathers reaching all the way to their toes, an adaptation for life in cold climates.The Rough-legged hawk is a large, long-winged, long-tailed hawk; with the females being larger than males. The Latin name Buteo lagopus means "rabbit-footed," as the legs are feathered completely down to the small yellow feet. These birds feature lots of dark coloring throughout their feathers with a white underside. The pattern and amount of dark coloring is extremely variable in this species. Flight… Read More >>>>
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