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Killin Wetlands (Cedar Canyon Marsh)

A remnant of the Willamette Valley scrub-shrub marsh present before pioneers settled the area in the 1850s.

Red Marker Killin Wetlands (Cedar Canyon Marsh)
A remnant of the Willamette Valley scrub-shrub marsh present before pioneers settled the area in the 1850s.

Location: Three miles west of Banks, central Washington County.

Description: Killin Wetlands, roughly 373 acres, is located in the bottomland of Park Farms Creek. Wetland habitats include reed canarygrass, cattails, willows, sedges, and rushes. Edge habitat is comprised of mature 2nd-growth Douglas-fir, Western redcedar, Oregon white oak, bigleaf maple, alder species & other deciduous trees and shrubs.

Ornithological Highlights: Killin Wetlands has one of the highest densities of American Bittern in the state, easily visible from late January thru mid-May before the vegetation grows taller. Numerous species of shorebirds exceeding 100 individuals are frequent here in spring and fall. A count of 200 Greater Yellowlegs here on 30 Mar 1997 is one of Oregon's top counts.

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

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Location: Three miles west of Banks, central Washington County.

Description: Killin Wetlands, roughly 373 acres, is located in the bottomland of Park Farms Creek. Wetland habitats include reed canarygrass, cattails, willows, sedges, and rushes. Edge habitat is comprised of mature 2nd-growth Douglas-fir, Western redcedar, Oregon white oak, bigleaf maple, alder species & other deciduous trees and shrubs.

Ornithological Highlights: Killin Wetlands has one of the highest densities of American Bittern in the state, easily visible from late January thru mid-May before the vegetation grows taller. Numerous species of shorebirds exceeding 100 individuals are frequent here in spring and fall. A count of 200 Greater Yellowlegs here on 30 Mar 1997 is one of Oregon's top counts.

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

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