Join us for a fun morning of bird watching and discussing the natural history of the beautiful Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge – which supports one tenth of the world’s dusky Canada Goose population. The refuge contains at least seven types of habitat, including tidal marsh, tida mudflats, grassland, woodland, pasture, forested lagg and freshwater bogs. The Refuge is also home tothe Aleutian Cackling Goose, and other notable winged residents include migrating shorebirds, Peregrine, Falcons and Bald Eagles.
Bring sturdy hiking shoes, water, binoculars if you have them. There is also one section of trail that may have mosquitoes, so bring repellent if you’d prefer. The trail is approximately 2 miles long, and a combination natural path and packed gravel.
Meet at the Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge Uppermost Parking Lot (where the road dead ends into a parking lot.) This is family friendly, but please leave your dogs at home.
* Photo by Roger Ross Photography