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Coos River Estuary

The Coos River Estuary IBA encompasses the tidally influenced extent of the Coos River adjacent to Coos Bay, Charleston, and North Bend in west-central Coos County.

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The Coos River Estuary IBA encompasses the tidally influenced extent of the Coos River adjacent to Coos Bay, Charleston, and North Bend in west-central Coos County.

Location: South-central Oregon coast in Coos County, encompassing the tidally-influenced extent of the Coos River adjacent to Coos Bay, Charleston, and North Bend in west-central Coos County.

Description: The Coos River estuary covers 54 square miles of open channels and tidal flats around the towns of Coos Bay, North Bend, and Charleston on the southern Oregon Coast. The Coos River Estuary IBA includes the tidally-influenced extent of the Coos River, adjacent marshes, mudflats, dry sand beach, lowland roosting and feeding sites, areas along the South Slough, Millicoma Marsh, and the North Spit, including the Snowy Plover Critical Habitat Area.

Ornithological Highlights: Coos Estuary hosts hundreds of thousands of waterfowl during winter and migration periods, and tens of thousands of shorebirds of many species during spring and fall migration. Species of interest include Brown Pelican, Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Dunlin, Great Egret, Snowy Plover, and Western Sandpiper, Clark's Grebe, Common Loon, Long-billed Curlew, Pied-billed Grebe, Red-necked Grebe and Western Grebe. This IBA also includes the North Spit Snowy Plover Critical Habitat area.

For more information on the Coos River Estuary IBA, please see the Technical Site Report in the National IBA database.

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South Slough NERR
South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
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Location: South-central Oregon coast in Coos County, encompassing the tidally-influenced extent of the Coos River adjacent to Coos Bay, Charleston, and North Bend in west-central Coos County.

Description: The Coos River estuary covers 54 square miles of open channels and tidal flats around the towns of Coos Bay, North Bend, and Charleston on the southern Oregon Coast. The Coos River Estuary IBA includes the tidally-influenced extent of the Coos River, adjacent marshes, mudflats, dry sand beach, lowland roosting and feeding sites, areas along the South Slough, Millicoma Marsh, and the North Spit, including the Snowy Plover Critical Habitat Area.

Ornithological Highlights: Coos Estuary hosts hundreds of thousands of waterfowl during winter and migration periods, and tens of thousands of shorebirds of many species during spring and fall migration. Species of interest include Brown Pelican, Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Dunlin, Great Egret, Snowy Plover, and Western Sandpiper, Clark's Grebe, Common Loon, Long-billed Curlew, Pied-billed Grebe, Red-necked Grebe and Western Grebe. This IBA also includes the North Spit Snowy Plover Critical Habitat area.

For more information on the Coos River Estuary IBA, please see the Technical Site Report in the National IBA database.

Links:

South Slough NERR
South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
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