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Tahkenitch Creek Estuary

On the south-central Oregon coast where Tahkenitch Creek enters the Pacific Ocean; a small beach area and small estuary at the mouth of Tahkenitch Creek.

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On the south-central Oregon coast where Tahkenitch Creek enters the Pacific Ocean; a small beach area and small estuary at the mouth of Tahkenitch Creek.

Location: On the south-central Oregon coast where Tahkenitch Creek enters the Pacific Ocean, about 8 miles NNW of Reedsport, Douglas County.

Description: This is a small beach area and small estuary at the mouth of Tahkenitch Creek. At 25 acres, Tahkenitch Creek Estuary is one of the 17 minor estuaries in Oregon and is classified by the Oregon Estuary Plan Book as “Natural”.

Ornithological Highlights: Snowy Plovers nest at the mouth of Tahkenitch Creek; this site is one of 8 seasonal Western Snowy Plover closure areas along the Oregon coast. Large concentrations of Sanderlings and other shorebirds can be found from Tahkenitch south to Threemile Creek. Other notable species present include Caspian Tern, Common Loon, Western Grebe, Red Crossbill, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Western Tanager, and Wrentit.

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

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Location: On the south-central Oregon coast where Tahkenitch Creek enters the Pacific Ocean, about 8 miles NNW of Reedsport, Douglas County.

Description: This is a small beach area and small estuary at the mouth of Tahkenitch Creek. At 25 acres, Tahkenitch Creek Estuary is one of the 17 minor estuaries in Oregon and is classified by the Oregon Estuary Plan Book as “Natural”.

Ornithological Highlights: Snowy Plovers nest at the mouth of Tahkenitch Creek; this site is one of 8 seasonal Western Snowy Plover closure areas along the Oregon coast. Large concentrations of Sanderlings and other shorebirds can be found from Tahkenitch south to Threemile Creek. Other notable species present include Caspian Tern, Common Loon, Western Grebe, Red Crossbill, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Western Tanager, and Wrentit.

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

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