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Netarts Bay

An estuary on the north coast of Oregon at Netarts.

Red Marker Netarts Bay
An estuary on the north coast of Oregon at Netarts.

Location: On the northern Oregon coast at Netarts, Tillamook County, adjacent to Cape Lookout State Park.

Description: This estuary comprises over 2,300 acres of water at high tide and over 1,500 acres of exposed tideland at low tide. The extreme fluctuation of the tide makes this an ideal foraging area for crustaceans and other invertebrates due to the flux of nutrients between the tides, and the accessibility to the food sources during low tide. Cape Lookout's narrow, cliff-edged headland juts two miles straight out into the Pacific Ocean.

Ornithological Highlights: Netarts Bay hosted an average of 43% of Oregon's wintering population of Black Brant during January counts 1996-2002. During two counts of shorebirds during 1988-1991, the peak count at Netarts Bay was 4,818 shorebirds in fall.

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

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Location: On the northern Oregon coast at Netarts, Tillamook County, adjacent to Cape Lookout State Park.

Description: This estuary comprises over 2,300 acres of water at high tide and over 1,500 acres of exposed tideland at low tide. The extreme fluctuation of the tide makes this an ideal foraging area for crustaceans and other invertebrates due to the flux of nutrients between the tides, and the accessibility to the food sources during low tide. Cape Lookout's narrow, cliff-edged headland juts two miles straight out into the Pacific Ocean.

Ornithological Highlights: Netarts Bay hosted an average of 43% of Oregon's wintering population of Black Brant during January counts 1996-2002. During two counts of shorebirds during 1988-1991, the peak count at Netarts Bay was 4,818 shorebirds in fall.

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

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