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Beta Drive Dunlin Roost

Privately-owned mitigation pond in Linn County which hosts a significant wintering population of Dunlin.

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Privately-owned mitigation pond in Linn County which hosts a significant wintering population of Dunlin.

Location: South of Albany, just off the east end of Beta Drive, north of Hwy 34 at the Tangent exit.

Description: Privately-owned mitigation pond (for a frozen food company) hosting a significant wintering population of Dunlin, which are known to roost here and forage in adjacent fields.

Ornithological Highlights: Updated data needs to be acquired from researchers in the area. Upwards of 10-15,000 Dunlin have been reported at this site. Greater White-fronted Geese, Long Billed Dowitcher, and Black-bellied Plover have also been reported here.

For more information on Beta Drive Dunlin Roost IBA, please see the Technical Site Report in the National IBA database.

 

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Location: South of Albany, just off the east end of Beta Drive, north of Hwy 34 at the Tangent exit.

Description: Privately-owned mitigation pond (for a frozen food company) hosting a significant wintering population of Dunlin, which are known to roost here and forage in adjacent fields.

Ornithological Highlights: Updated data needs to be acquired from researchers in the area. Upwards of 10-15,000 Dunlin have been reported at this site. Greater White-fronted Geese, Long Billed Dowitcher, and Black-bellied Plover have also been reported here.

For more information on Beta Drive Dunlin Roost IBA, please see the Technical Site Report in the National IBA database.

 

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