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Salmon River Estuary

A natural estuary on the northern Oregon coast where the Salmon River meets the Pacific Ocean.

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A natural estuary on the northern Oregon coast where the Salmon River meets the Pacific Ocean.

Location: On the northern Oregon coast where the Salmon River meets the Pacific Ocean, near the borders of Tillamook and Lincoln counties.

Description: The Salmon River is one of the few relatively undeveloped estuaries on our coast.  The IBA encompasses the roughly 200-acre riverine estuary up to mean high water, and though relatively small in size, more than half the estuary remains tidal marsh. The entire estuary and its associated wetlands are included in the U.S. Forest Service's Cascade Head Scenic
Research Area.

Ornithological Highlights: The Salmon River Estuary was nominated as an Important Bird Area for Brown Pelican, Bald Eagle, Peregrine Falcon, and for the presence of 1,000 or more shorebirds (mostly Western Sandpipers) at a given time.

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

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Location: On the northern Oregon coast where the Salmon River meets the Pacific Ocean, near the borders of Tillamook and Lincoln counties.

Description: The Salmon River is one of the few relatively undeveloped estuaries on our coast.  The IBA encompasses the roughly 200-acre riverine estuary up to mean high water, and though relatively small in size, more than half the estuary remains tidal marsh. The entire estuary and its associated wetlands are included in the U.S. Forest Service's Cascade Head Scenic
Research Area.

Ornithological Highlights: The Salmon River Estuary was nominated as an Important Bird Area for Brown Pelican, Bald Eagle, Peregrine Falcon, and for the presence of 1,000 or more shorebirds (mostly Western Sandpipers) at a given time.

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

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