In far northeast Oregon, ESE of LaGrande and NE of Baker, and entering Union, Wallowa, and Baker counties. This mountain range has many characteristics similar to the Rocky Mountains. Higher elevations are within the Eagle Cap Wilderness Area and much of the range is administered by the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest. Lower elevations are a mix of ownerships.
The Wallowa Mountains comprise the entire range of Spruce Grouse in Oregon, are the only area with regular confirmed breeding of Pine Grosbeak in Oregon, and comprise the entire breeding range of an Oregon endemic taxon, the Wallowa Rosy Finch (subspecies of Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch). Falls Creek falls at 11 475500E 5017162N
(NAD83/WGS84) is documented to have 10-12 Black
Swifts, recorded August 11, 2007 by Larry Schwitters.