Malheur Field Station Programs

The Malheur Field Station is a not-for-profit education and research center dedicated to the concept of life-long learning.  It offers a variety of field-based educational programs focused on and about the northern Great Basin region.




There has been a long affiliation with Elderhostel and Road Scholar programs at the Malheur Field Station.  For over 20 years we have been offering high-value, field-based, six-night educational Road Scholar adventures. 



View our 2019 Road Scholar programs at MFS here:


  •  Ornithology in Marsh, Mountain and High Desert (#8503)        

May 22 – 27, 2019   (Harry Fuller)

                                             June 7 – 12, 2019    (Harry Fuller)

                                             September 16 – 22, 2019   (Harry Fuller)

Harry Fuller Bio

Harry Fuller has lived in Oregon since 2007 and in McMinnville since 2015.   Before retirement he worked in the TV and Internet news, mostly in San Francisco.  He and his wife also lived four yeas in London and Paris.  A chance to bird and visit many parts of Europe.  

Harry has written three natural history books, including FREEWAY BIRDING which describes birding spots along I-5 between San Francisco and Seattle.  Another book describes the Great Gray Owl population in the Pacific States.  Fuller has been leading bird trips and teaching bird classes since the 1990’s.  He annually leads birding trips in Oregon and Washington for Klamath Bird Observatory, Road Scholar and Golden Gate Audubon. 

Next year Oregon State University Press will publish a book of essays about Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and it will include his essay on the Common Nighthawks to be seen there in abundance.  His birding blog can be found by googling “towheeblog”.  




Call us at (541) 493-2629 for more information. Please note that registration for these programs is through Elderhostel (1-800-454-5768).








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