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Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge

One of the few refuges in the U.S. near a large urban area, this site is currently several thousand acres and may increase to 6,000 acres in the near future.

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One of the few refuges in the U.S. near a large urban area, this site is currently several thousand acres and may increase to 6,000 acres in the near future.

Location: Established in 1992, the refuge is located within the floodplain of the Tualatin River basin near Sherwood, Oregon, on the outskirts of southwest Portland in Washington County.

Description: One of the few refuges in the U.S. near a large urban area, this site is currently several thousand acres and may increase to 6,000 acres in the near future. Refuge habitats are varied and include rivers and streams, seasonal and forested wetlands, riparian areas, grasslands, and forested uplands.

Ornithological Highlights: In winter there are typically 15,000 to 30,000 waterfowl present on the refuge, with Northern Pintail exceeding 18,000 and Cackling Canada Goose exceeding 8,000 birds. In addition, shorebirds of many species are found on the refuge during spring and fall migration periods in numbers exceeding 100 birds. An important breeding area for neotropical migratory songbirds, the refuge also supports a significant breeding population of Wood Duck and Hooded Merganser.

For more information on Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, please see the Technical Site Report in the National IBA database. 

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Location: Established in 1992, the refuge is located within the floodplain of the Tualatin River basin near Sherwood, Oregon, on the outskirts of southwest Portland in Washington County.

Description: One of the few refuges in the U.S. near a large urban area, this site is currently several thousand acres and may increase to 6,000 acres in the near future. Refuge habitats are varied and include rivers and streams, seasonal and forested wetlands, riparian areas, grasslands, and forested uplands.

Ornithological Highlights: In winter there are typically 15,000 to 30,000 waterfowl present on the refuge, with Northern Pintail exceeding 18,000 and Cackling Canada Goose exceeding 8,000 birds. In addition, shorebirds of many species are found on the refuge during spring and fall migration periods in numbers exceeding 100 birds. An important breeding area for neotropical migratory songbirds, the refuge also supports a significant breeding population of Wood Duck and Hooded Merganser.

For more information on Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, please see the Technical Site Report in the National IBA database. 

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