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Redfish Rocks

Along the southern Oregon coast, a cluster of five bare-rock islands jut out of the Pacific Ocean south of Port Orford.

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Along the southern Oregon coast, a cluster of five bare-rock islands jut out of the Pacific Ocean south of Port Orford.

Location: On the southern Oregon coast about 4 miles south of Port Orford and about a mile west of Humbug Mountain State Park, Curry County.

Description: This cluster of five bare-rock islands is one of Oregon’s first two pilot Marine Reserves.

Ornithological Highlights: These rocks have a breeding population of Common Murres exceeding 20,000 birds. Other species that breed here include Pelagic and Brandt’s Cormorant, Western Gull, Tufted Puffin, Pigeon Guillemot, and Black Oystercatcher. The thriving nearshore marine ecosystem provides not only for foraging birds during the breeding season, but also provides for the many pelicans, shearwaters, murrelets, storm-petrels, terns, cormorants, gulls, grebes, scoters, and loons that migrate along or overwinter on our coastline.

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

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Location: On the southern Oregon coast about 4 miles south of Port Orford and about a mile west of Humbug Mountain State Park, Curry County.

Description: This cluster of five bare-rock islands is one of Oregon’s first two pilot Marine Reserves.

Ornithological Highlights: These rocks have a breeding population of Common Murres exceeding 20,000 birds. Other species that breed here include Pelagic and Brandt’s Cormorant, Western Gull, Tufted Puffin, Pigeon Guillemot, and Black Oystercatcher. The thriving nearshore marine ecosystem provides not only for foraging birds during the breeding season, but also provides for the many pelicans, shearwaters, murrelets, storm-petrels, terns, cormorants, gulls, grebes, scoters, and loons that migrate along or overwinter on our coastline.

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

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