Old Parkdale Inn

A Hood River Valley Bed and Breakfast


THE BLOG

By Mary Pellegrini

By: Mary Pellegrini Bald Eagle populations were on the brink of extinction due partly to pesticide use. In 1963 there were 487 breeding pairs in the entire lower 48 states. Today there are over 1300 in Washington and Oregon. Bald eagles migrate south each winter in search of food and the Columbia River provides an […]

By Mary Pellegrini

By: Mary Pellegrini March brings the northern movement of many migratory land birds. The Tundra Swans that winter in the Columbia River Gorge have left. The Oregon Cascades Birding Trail, (OCBT) is a self-guided tour highlighting nearly 200 prime birding destinations designed to showcase Oregon’s birds and spectacular scenery. After a great night’s sleep at the Old Parkdale Inn set off on […]

By Mary Pellegrini

Welcome the Winter Solstice, the first day of Winter.  The return of the Tundra Swans to Mirror Lake marks the beginning of  Winter for me. They arrive sometime in November where they winter in the Columbia River Gorge. Mirror Lake is at the foot of Crown Point, visible from Interstate 84 just west of the […]