Stay home and social distancing orders have been issued but the birds don't know that! Ranchers in the Harney Basin and the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge are flood irrigating meadows and as these wet meadows fill with water, the migratory birds who depend on them are arriving.
It’s a wonder every day as we here in Harney County move about the basin. We know for many of you, you can’t experience this in person this year so with our partners Portland Audubon, Friends of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and the organizers of the Harney County Migratory Bird Festival we’re sharing the basin with you through our Instagram and Facebook feeds; follow @highdesertpartnership, @restoremalheur, @malheurfriends and @migratorybirdfestival. If you’re in need of a reminder of life continuing, we hope seeing the sights and sounds of the Harney Basin will help.