The Byways-by-Bus Committee regularly sponsors bus trips to points of interest both in and out of state — the Oregon Coast, Crater Lake, the Rogue River Canyon, Columbia Gorge, Alaska, and many other places. The trips may vary from one-day excursions to multi-day trips covering several states. They look for the unusual and prefer the back roads and sometimes the rails or waterways.


Current Bus Trips Schedule & Descriptions

Interested In A Trip? Here Are The Guidelines for Participation

Archive of trips in previous years
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2009 2008 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001


Questions about Bus Trips?
Contact Sharon Cutsforth, 541-746-4929


Bus Trips Descriptions

Birding the Klamath Basin

Tuesday–Wednesday, March 5–6, 2019
Leader: Sharon Cutsforth

Load bus at 7:30 a.m., depart at 8:00 BACK BY POPULAR REQUEST! This interesting and fun trip to view birds in the Klamath Basin is a great winter outing. Local naturalist and fellow Obsidian Rick Ahrens always makes the trip more enjoyable by sharing his vast knowledge of the natural world. Plus, he is an expert at sighting and identifying birds. While we can’t guarantee just what birds you will see, here are a few highlights from previous trips: Snow Geese flying in at dusk, turning the ground white and filling the air with sound; Eagles on the ice at Klamath Lake and hunting in the snow covered fields; Night Herons roosting in the trees along the Link River; Hundreds of Tundra Swans floating on the water, looking like a huge white island; Large numbers of ducks, geese, birds of prey and perching birds. Who knows what special sights this year will bring! Cost of trip includes: Transportation in a luxury motor coach with experienced driver; Wednesday lunch at The Black Bear (included); overnight accommodations, plus full continental breakfast, evening soup & cookies at Best Western Olympic Inn Klamath Falls. BRING A SACK LUNCH FOR TUESDAY. Dress warm; bring your camera, binoculars & spirit of adventure. Online registration is not available on this trip. Cost: Members $195 Non-members $199 $50.00 deposit due at registration Balance due: February 15 - Please make checks payable to Obsidians Bus Trips Account REGISTRATION & MAIL CHECKS TO: Judy Adamcyk, 541-302-8160, 510 Spyglass Drive, Eugene, OR 97401

 PLEASE NOTE:   Prior to boarding the bus on each trip you will be asked to sign the liability waiver – sign in sheet.  The liability waiver reads as follows:


I, THE UNDERSIGNED, am aware that outdoor/bus activities can be dangerous and present occasional hazards not encountered in everyday life.  I am prepared to deal with and accept all risks of this trip and associated activities as my own responsibility.  I am responsible for providing my own equipment, including first aid supplies and medicines.

In consideration of OBSIDIANS, INC. sponsoring and granting permission for me to participate in this trip, I release OBSIDIANS, INC. , its officers, agents and members from all claims on account of my death or injury resulting from any act, or failure to act, even if negligent, during my participation in this trip, including travel to and from trail-heads and any associated activities.

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