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Siltcoos Estuary

This small estuary is located at the mouth of Siltcoos River, the outflow of Siltcoos Lake, southern Lane County coast.

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This small estuary is located at the mouth of Siltcoos River, the outflow of Siltcoos Lake, southern Lane County coast.

Location: On the central Oregon coast, at the outlet of the Siltcoos River to the Pacific Ocean, about 8 miles south of Florence, in southern Lane County.

Description: This 45 acre estuary is located at the mouth of the Siltcoos River, the outflow of Siltcoos Lake. The estuary is wide, open, and flat with the Sitcoos River meandering throughout. Because of its low development and lack of maintained jetties or channels, it is classified as a natural estuary.

Ornithological Highlights: Wintering location for Snowy Plover. Other reported species here include Bufflehead, California Gull, Caspian Tern, Clark's Grebe, Common Loon, Great Blue Heron, Green Heron, Long-billed Curlew, Red-necked Grebe, and Virginia Rail.

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

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Location: On the central Oregon coast, at the outlet of the Siltcoos River to the Pacific Ocean, about 8 miles south of Florence, in southern Lane County.

Description: This 45 acre estuary is located at the mouth of the Siltcoos River, the outflow of Siltcoos Lake. The estuary is wide, open, and flat with the Sitcoos River meandering throughout. Because of its low development and lack of maintained jetties or channels, it is classified as a natural estuary.

Ornithological Highlights: Wintering location for Snowy Plover. Other reported species here include Bufflehead, California Gull, Caspian Tern, Clark's Grebe, Common Loon, Great Blue Heron, Green Heron, Long-billed Curlew, Red-necked Grebe, and Virginia Rail.

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

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