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Fernhill Wetlands

In the northwest Willamette Valley just south of the town of Forest Grove, Washington County. A wide variety of wetland and grassland bird species occur here, including large numbers of waterfowl and shorebirds.

Red Marker Fernhill Wetlands
In the northwest Willamette Valley just south of the town of Forest Grove, Washington County. A wide variety of wetland and grassland bird species occur here, including large numbers of waterfowl and shorebirds.

Location: In the northwest Willamette Valley just south of the town of Forest Grove, in Washington County.

Description: Fernhill Wetlands has undergone a large-scale wetland restoration project to enhance wildlife habitat as well as help treat wastewater more naturally and cost-effectively. In addition to the natural treatment wetlands, the site also includes a scenic water garden, ADA trails and other relatively flat trails, a public rest room and picnic shelter on more than 700 acres owned by Clean Water Services.

Ornithological Highlights: Waterfowl populations are daily in the thousands from November through March. Shorebirds occur (at least 17 species recorded thus far) in numbers frequently exceeding 100 birds in spring, fall, and sometimes in winter.

For more information on Fernhill Wetlands, please see the Technical Site Report in the National IBA database. 

Links:

Fernhill Wetlands website

IBA of the month: Fernhill Wetlands

Klamath Bird Observatory Important Aquatic Bird Site Description


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Location: In the northwest Willamette Valley just south of the town of Forest Grove, in Washington County.

Description: Fernhill Wetlands has undergone a large-scale wetland restoration project to enhance wildlife habitat as well as help treat wastewater more naturally and cost-effectively. In addition to the natural treatment wetlands, the site also includes a scenic water garden, ADA trails and other relatively flat trails, a public rest room and picnic shelter on more than 700 acres owned by Clean Water Services.

Ornithological Highlights: Waterfowl populations are daily in the thousands from November through March. Shorebirds occur (at least 17 species recorded thus far) in numbers frequently exceeding 100 birds in spring, fall, and sometimes in winter.

For more information on Fernhill Wetlands, please see the Technical Site Report in the National IBA database. 

Links:

Fernhill Wetlands website

IBA of the month: Fernhill Wetlands

Klamath Bird Observatory Important Aquatic Bird Site Description


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