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Bird Watching

Monmouth is centrally located near many natural areas that are great for bird watching  enthusiasts.

Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge

The 2,796-acre refuge offers excellent wildlife observation areas, trails that meander through wetlands and oak/ash forest, raised boardwalks, interpretive exhibits and observation/photography blinds. Most of the interior of the refuge is closed to public entry while the geese are in residence from Oct. 1-Mar. 31.

2301 Wintel Rd.
Jefferson, OR 97352
503-588-2701 or 541-757-7236
www.fws.gov/willamettevalley/ankeny

Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge

The 2,558-acre refuge offers excellent wildlife observation areas, trails that meander through wetlands, upland prairies and oak/ash forest and interpretive exhibits. Home to several threatened and endangered species. Most of the refuge interior is closed to public entry while the geese are in residence from Oct. 1-Mar. 31.
10995 Hwy. 22
Dallas, OR 97338
503-623-2749 or 541-757-7236
www.fws.gov/willamettevalley/baskett

E.E. Wilson Wildlife Area

Is a great place for trout fishing, bird viewing, biking and bird hunting.
http://www.dfw.state.or.us/resources/visitors/ee_wilson_wildlife_area/

Luckiamute Natural Area

The Luckiamute State Natural Area occupies about 900 acres of river flood plain in Benton and Polk counties. The master plan for the area is in the final stages of approval with the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.
http://www.oregon.gov/OPRD/PLANS/docs/Luckiamute_Final_Master_Plan_Web.pdf?ga=t

Willamette Valley Birding Trail

The Willamette Valley Birding Trail is a self-guided tour highlighting more than 100 prime birding destinations throughout the Willamette Valley. The trail showcases the regions spectacular scenery and wildlife. It follows a growing trend of birding trail development for sponsoring communities. The Willamette Valley Trail is one of nine planned birding trails in Oregon that highlighted the state's unique ecoregions and their habitat diversity.
http://www.oregonbirdingtrails.org/willamettevalley.htm

       
       
       
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