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Bandon Marsh NWR

This IBA consists of the Bandon Marsh Unit and the newly restored Ni-les'tun Unit of the Bandon Marsh NWR on the south-central Oregon coast.

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This IBA consists of the Bandon Marsh Unit and the newly restored Ni-les'tun Unit of the Bandon Marsh NWR on the south-central Oregon coast.

Bandon Marsh

Location: Located near the mouth of the Coquille River along the South-central Oregon Coast near Bandon in Coos County.

Site Description: The nearly 900-acre Bandon Marsh NWR IBA is composed of two units: the Bandon Marsh Unit as well as the newly restored Ni-les'tun Unit east of I-101. This site contains the largest remaining tract of salt marsh in the Coquille River Estuary. Other habitats present include mudflats, sloughs, and riparian Alder forest.

Ornithological Highlights: This marsh is considered an important migratory shorebird stopover site on the Pacific Coast, with numbers peaking in spring (late April-early May) and fall (August-October). Thousands of shorebirds of numerous species are routinely found here, and peak counts include concentrations of up to 75,000 Western Sandpiper, 6,000 Dunlin, 2,500 Least Sandpiper, and 2,000 Short-billed Dowitcher.  Additional shorebird sightings include Semipalmated Plover, Black-bellied Plover, Pacific Golden Plover, Red Phalarope, and Whimbrel.  The newly restored Ni-les'tun Unit contains intertidal marsh, freshwater marsh, mudflats and riparian areas.

For more information on Bandon Marsh NWR, please see the Technical Site Report in the National IBA database.

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Bandon Marsh

Location: Located near the mouth of the Coquille River along the South-central Oregon Coast near Bandon in Coos County.

Site Description: The nearly 900-acre Bandon Marsh NWR IBA is composed of two units: the Bandon Marsh Unit as well as the newly restored Ni-les'tun Unit east of I-101. This site contains the largest remaining tract of salt marsh in the Coquille River Estuary. Other habitats present include mudflats, sloughs, and riparian Alder forest.

Ornithological Highlights: This marsh is considered an important migratory shorebird stopover site on the Pacific Coast, with numbers peaking in spring (late April-early May) and fall (August-October). Thousands of shorebirds of numerous species are routinely found here, and peak counts include concentrations of up to 75,000 Western Sandpiper, 6,000 Dunlin, 2,500 Least Sandpiper, and 2,000 Short-billed Dowitcher.  Additional shorebird sightings include Semipalmated Plover, Black-bellied Plover, Pacific Golden Plover, Red Phalarope, and Whimbrel.  The newly restored Ni-les'tun Unit contains intertidal marsh, freshwater marsh, mudflats and riparian areas.

For more information on Bandon Marsh NWR, please see the Technical Site Report in the National IBA database.

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