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Orford Reef

A group of rocks off the southern Oregon coast which provide valuable seabird habitat.

Red Marker Orford Reef
A group of rocks off the southern Oregon coast which provide valuable seabird habitat.

Location: Off the southern Oregon coast, offshore and south of Cape Blanco, Curry County.

Description:  This site includes eight major rocks on the Orford Reef including Best Rock, Long Brown Rock, Unnamed Rock, Square White Rock, Seal Rock, Conical White Rock, West Conical Rock, and Arch Rock. These rocks are devoid of soil and vegetation except for Best Rock, which contains scattered patches of soil and low vegetation.

Ornithological Highlights: This site supports more than 39,000 nesting seabirds and 5% of the Common Murre nesting population in Oregon.

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

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Location: Off the southern Oregon coast, offshore and south of Cape Blanco, Curry County.

Description:  This site includes eight major rocks on the Orford Reef including Best Rock, Long Brown Rock, Unnamed Rock, Square White Rock, Seal Rock, Conical White Rock, West Conical Rock, and Arch Rock. These rocks are devoid of soil and vegetation except for Best Rock, which contains scattered patches of soil and low vegetation.

Ornithological Highlights: This site supports more than 39,000 nesting seabirds and 5% of the Common Murre nesting population in Oregon.

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

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