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Horse Creek Meadow Wildlife Area

An 80 acre meadow and most of the roughly 2500-acre surrounding Horse Creek watershed near Grants Pass.

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An 80 acre meadow and most of the roughly 2500-acre surrounding Horse Creek watershed near Grants Pass.

Horse Creek Meadow Wildlife Area

Location: Roughly 18 miles west of Grants Pass in the Siskiyou National Forest, central Josephine County.

Description: The featured meadow is about 80 acres in size, though this IBA includes most of the roughly 2500-acre Horse Creek watershed. The meadow consists of open grass, forb, and sedge areas as well as patches of willow and other deciduous shrubs. The remainder of the basin is predominantly forested in various stages of succession.

Ornithological Highlights: This IBA is one of very few in Oregon identified specifically for the high numbers and diversity of songbirds. This site is part of the Institute for Bird Population’s (IBP) Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) program and has been operated from 1987 to the present (excepting 1988).  A total of 105 species have been observed in the area, including 70 species banded. The birds banded include local breeding birds as well as those believed to be dispersants and migrants from the Horse Creek watershed and beyond, visiting these productive meadows to fuel up before migration.

For more information on Horse Creek Meadow, please see the Technical Site Report in the National IBA database.

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Horse Creek Meadow Wildlife Area

Location: Roughly 18 miles west of Grants Pass in the Siskiyou National Forest, central Josephine County.

Description: The featured meadow is about 80 acres in size, though this IBA includes most of the roughly 2500-acre Horse Creek watershed. The meadow consists of open grass, forb, and sedge areas as well as patches of willow and other deciduous shrubs. The remainder of the basin is predominantly forested in various stages of succession.

Ornithological Highlights: This IBA is one of very few in Oregon identified specifically for the high numbers and diversity of songbirds. This site is part of the Institute for Bird Population’s (IBP) Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) program and has been operated from 1987 to the present (excepting 1988).  A total of 105 species have been observed in the area, including 70 species banded. The birds banded include local breeding birds as well as those believed to be dispersants and migrants from the Horse Creek watershed and beyond, visiting these productive meadows to fuel up before migration.

For more information on Horse Creek Meadow, please see the Technical Site Report in the National IBA database.

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