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Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge

An area of wetlands, sloughs, and grasslands along the Columbia River in north-central Oregon.

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An area of wetlands, sloughs, and grasslands along the Columbia River in north-central Oregon.

Location: In north-central Oregon along the Columbia River, north and northeast of Boardman, northern Morrow County.

Description: Habitats consist of wetlands and sloughs influenced by John Day pool, riparian areas consisting of cottonwood, willow and non-native woody species, and shrub-steppe uplands containing some sagebrush, bitterbrush, rabbitbrush, and native bunchgrasses, but now largely dominated by annual grasses due to recent fire history.

Ornithological Highlights: The locally rare wetland and riparian habitats of the Umatilla NWR host many thousands of migrating and resident waterfowl and passerines. A significant number of Bald Eagles (30) spend the winter at the refuge. A large Great Blue Heron nesting colony as well as a smaller Black-crowned Night-Heron colony exist on refuge islands.

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

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Location: In north-central Oregon along the Columbia River, north and northeast of Boardman, northern Morrow County.

Description: Habitats consist of wetlands and sloughs influenced by John Day pool, riparian areas consisting of cottonwood, willow and non-native woody species, and shrub-steppe uplands containing some sagebrush, bitterbrush, rabbitbrush, and native bunchgrasses, but now largely dominated by annual grasses due to recent fire history.

Ornithological Highlights: The locally rare wetland and riparian habitats of the Umatilla NWR host many thousands of migrating and resident waterfowl and passerines. A significant number of Bald Eagles (30) spend the winter at the refuge. A large Great Blue Heron nesting colony as well as a smaller Black-crowned Night-Heron colony exist on refuge islands.

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

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