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Necanicum Estuary

On the northern Oregon coast where the Necanicum River enters the Pacific Ocean.

Red Marker Necanicum Estuary
On the northern Oregon coast where the Necanicum River enters the Pacific Ocean.

Location: On the northern Oregon coast where the Necanicum River enters the Pacific Ocean, at Seaside, Clatsop County.

Description: The Necanicum and Neawanna Rivers flow into this estuary, which includes submerged lands and a large tidal flat surrounded by dunes, sitka spruce forest and residential areas. The estuary is approximately 451 acres in area and has a watershed of approximately 87 square miles.

Ornithological Highlights: Snowy Plovers nested on the north spit in 2000 and 2002; Bald Eagles nest in the Sahali spruce forest on the east edge; 10-20,000 Calidris sandpipers (mostly Western Sandpipers), 500+ Semipalmated Plovers, small numbers of Whimbrel, and occasionally Long-billed Curlew use the flats during migrations.

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

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Location: On the northern Oregon coast where the Necanicum River enters the Pacific Ocean, at Seaside, Clatsop County.

Description: The Necanicum and Neawanna Rivers flow into this estuary, which includes submerged lands and a large tidal flat surrounded by dunes, sitka spruce forest and residential areas. The estuary is approximately 451 acres in area and has a watershed of approximately 87 square miles.

Ornithological Highlights: Snowy Plovers nested on the north spit in 2000 and 2002; Bald Eagles nest in the Sahali spruce forest on the east edge; 10-20,000 Calidris sandpipers (mostly Western Sandpipers), 500+ Semipalmated Plovers, small numbers of Whimbrel, and occasionally Long-billed Curlew use the flats during migrations.

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

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