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William Finley National Wildlife Refuge

This national wildlife refuge was established in 1964 to provide winter habitat for Dusky Canada Geese, a subspecies that winters primarily in the Willamette Valley.

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This national wildlife refuge was established in 1964 to provide winter habitat for Dusky Canada Geese, a subspecies that winters primarily in the Willamette Valley.

William Finley NWRLocation: In the west-central Willamette Valley, about 12 miles south of Corvallis, Benton County.

Description: This national wildlife refuge was established in 1964 to provide winter habitat for Dusky Canada Geese, a subspecies that winters primarily in the Willamette Valley. Grass fields provide forage for wintering goose flocks and restored wetlands provide roosting habitat for geese, as well as habitat for other waterfowl. A riparian ash forest, oak-conifer woodland, oak savanna, wet prairie, and upland prairie provide habitat for other wildlife and rare native plants.

Ornithological Highlights: Riparian habitat on the refuge supports Yellow Warbler and Swainson's Thrush that are believed to exceed 25 pairs. Oak woodlands support Bushtit, Bewick's Wren, and Western Wood-Pewee populations that probably exceed 25 pairs. The refuge supports large concentrations of wintering waterfowl; there are regularly well over 2,000 waterfowl present on the refuge during the winter.

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

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William Finley NWRLocation: In the west-central Willamette Valley, about 12 miles south of Corvallis, Benton County.

Description: This national wildlife refuge was established in 1964 to provide winter habitat for Dusky Canada Geese, a subspecies that winters primarily in the Willamette Valley. Grass fields provide forage for wintering goose flocks and restored wetlands provide roosting habitat for geese, as well as habitat for other waterfowl. A riparian ash forest, oak-conifer woodland, oak savanna, wet prairie, and upland prairie provide habitat for other wildlife and rare native plants.

Ornithological Highlights: Riparian habitat on the refuge supports Yellow Warbler and Swainson's Thrush that are believed to exceed 25 pairs. Oak woodlands support Bushtit, Bewick's Wren, and Western Wood-Pewee populations that probably exceed 25 pairs. The refuge supports large concentrations of wintering waterfowl; there are regularly well over 2,000 waterfowl present on the refuge during the winter.

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

Links:

Bird List

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