Grant's Getaways: Guide To Wildlife Watching In Oregon by Grant McomieGrant's Getaways: Guide To Wildlife Watching In Oregon by Grant Mcomie

Grant's Getaways: Guide To Wildlife Watching In Oregon

byGrant Mcomie

Paperback | May 12, 2015

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Take a Walk on the Wild Side with Grant McOmie and discover that there is always something new to see in Oregon. Many of Grant's favorite wildlife watching destinations are included in this handy guidebook and they have also been featured in the popular television Oregon travel series Grant's Getaways. This is a detailed reference book for wildlife viewing and is part of his new series of guidebooks.
A fifth-generation Oregonian, McOmie is a journalist, author, and teacher who realized he hadn't seen enough of his native state and he has spent much of his thirty-year career as a news reporter exploring Oregon. He ended up enjoying his getaways so much that he decided to share these "teachable moments with touchable history" in a ne...
Title:Grant's Getaways: Guide To Wildlife Watching In OregonFormat:PaperbackDimensions:204 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:May 12, 2015Publisher:Graphic Arts BooksLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Contents Map Acknowledgments Introduction SPRING Dancing Antlers and Oregon's Secret Garden/Reedsport, Oregon Youth Outdoor Day @EE Wilson Wildlife Area/Near Corvallis, Oregon First Hand Oregon/St Paul, Oregon Lend a Hand at Oregon's All Volunteer Hatchery/Netarts Bay Paddle for Peace of Mind/Beaver Creek Water Trail and State Park Wildlife Safari/Winston, Oregon A Friend to the Critters/Grants Pass, Oregon Best Seat of the House/Cape Lookout State Park Trail Bird-a-thon on the High Desert/Ladd Marsh Wildlife Area At Home on the Antelope Range/Hart Mountain Wildlife Refuge Honkers at Home/Snake River Islands Wildlife Area-Farewell Bend State Park Yaquina Head/Newport, Oregon SUMMER All Painted Up @ Irrigon Wildlife Area/Pendleton, Oregon Cascades Raptor Center-Fern Ridge Washington/Eugene, Oregon Where Lewis and Clark Paddled @ Blind Slough/Near Astoria Siltcoos River Canoe Trail/Florence, Oregon Dinosaurs with Fins/Bonneville Fish Hatchery Watch the Salmon/Winchester Dam Wildlife Area/Roseburg, Oregon Flying Trout/Mt Hood National Forest Waterfowl Haven@ Denman Wildlife Area/Central Point, Oregon Casting a Line/Scanning the Skies @ Prineville Wildlife Area/Prineville, Oregon Bridge Creek Wildlife Area/Pendleton, Oregon Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge/Newport, Oregon Cape Meares National Wildlife Refuge and State Park/Tillamook, Oregon FALL Focus on Nature/Tillamook State Forest Fernhill Restorative Garden/Forest Grove, Oregon Downtown Salmon/Coos Bay, Oregon Bonney Butte Raptors/Mount Hood, Oregon Sauvie Island Sandhills/Multnomah County, Oregon Afoot and Afloat on the Nestucca River/Pacific City, Oregon High Desert Shorebirds @ Coyote Springs Wildlife Area/Pendleton, Oregon A Pelican Can @ Willow Creek Wildlife Area/Pendleton, Oregon Dip a Paddle in the South Slough National Estuary/Charleston, Oregon Birding in Bandon/Bandon, Oregon All Hands on Deck @ Yaquina Bay/Newport, Oregon Wildlife Spirit Resources/Corvallis, Oregon WINTER Summer Lake Wildlife Area/Paisley, Oregon A Convocation of Eagles/Linn County, Oregon Eagle Watch/Lake Billy Chinook B-52s of the Waterfowl World/Trojan Pond/Near Rainier, Oregon Eagle Patrol @ Klamath Wildlife Refuge/Klamath Falls, Oregon A Gang of Elk @ Elkhorn Wildlife Area/Baker City, Oregon Visitor Friendly Hatchery/North Fork Nehalem River Turkeys, Deer, and Bears, Oh My!/White River Wildlife Area Lend a Hand with Wildlife @ Jewell Meadows Washington/Clatsop County, Oregon Big Horns of the Weneha Wildlife Area/Enterprise, Oregon Wild in the City/Metro Natural Areas and Greenspaces/Portland, Oregon Winter Dungeness Crab-Recipes/Astoria, Oregon Index

Editorial Reviews

"Grant's Getaways: KGW8's popular outdoor reporter, Grant McOmie, has published "Guide to Wildlife Watching in Oregon," WestWinds Press, $16.99.The well-written book (every page is interesting) is conveniently categorized by season, with its dozens of seasonal locations also keyed on a map. It covers the gamut of Oregon's extraordinary fish and wildlife."-Bill Monroe, The Oregonian