This package includes a 4-night stay in cabin #10, participation in a guided birding excursion on Friday, May 19 with Pepper Trail and Friday evening group meal prepared by PLAYA’s house chef. On Saturday afternoon, enjoy PLAYA’s Community Birding Festival and join in the campus activities while meeting local neighbors and friends. Activities include guided bird walks around the playa campus, hands-on art and science activities for both youth and adults, and snacks and refreshments on the playa patio.
Choose “single” for single cabin occupancy, guided birding excursion and Friday Group Dinner for one.
Choose “double” for double cabin occupancy, guided birding excursion and Friday Group Dinner for two.
This self-directed residency is for ADULTS ONLY. Out of town families wishing to participate in the Community Birding Festival on May 20th can find lodging accommodations at the Summer Lake Hot Springs or the Paisley Sage Rooms.
This two-bedroom cabin is part of the northern trio of cabins that faces the pond. Each bedroom has a queen bed, on-suite bathroom with shower, a full kitchen with dining table and chairs. Includes a large writing/work desk in each bedroom. View the wild life on the pond from both the upstairs and downstairs decks
Arrival begins Thursday, May 18 at 2:00 pm and departure is Monday, May 22 by 12:00 pm.
- Thursday, May 18, 2023: 2:00 arrival begins | Evening on your own | 7:00 Introductory Talk in Commons
- Friday, May 19, 2023: Guided birding excursion with lunch on your own at PLAYA | 6:00 pm Group Dinner provided by PLAYA
- Saturday, May 20, 2023: Morning on your own | 2-4 pm Community Birding Festival | Optional: Group Potluck Dinner in The Commons OR Group Dinner at the Pioneer Saloon in Paisley
- Sunday, May 21, 2023: Day on your own
- Monday, May 22, 2023: Depart by noon
Dr. Pepper Trail is well known in Oregon birding circles and is a sought-after birding guide on tours worldwide. A board member of Playa, he has a special love for the Summer Lake region. He’s been called the Sherlock Holmes of bird crime for his work in wildlife forensics, and has been featured in articles in Audubon and National Geographic. He’s also an accomplished poet and a gifted and enthusiastic teacher for birders at all levels of experience.
Sorry, no pets allowed.