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Yaquina Bay

Yaquina Estuary is a drowned river valley on the central Oregon coast just south of Newport.

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Yaquina Estuary is a drowned river valley on the central Oregon coast just south of Newport.

Location: On the central Oregon Coast at Newport, Lincoln County. The estuary is approximately 4329 acres in area and has a watershed of approximately 253 square miles.

Description: Yaquina Estuary is a drowned river valley consisting of three general areas: a narrow mouth, embayments, and a narrow upstream channel. It is one of the three Oregon estuaries classed for deep water development because of maintained jetties and a main channel dredged to deeper than 22 feet; nevertheless, the Yaquina and the other two deep water estuaries (Columbia River and Coos Bay) are still important for birds. The town of Newport  is near the estuary mouth, and Toledo is at river mile 13. The Oregon State University (OSU) Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) is a research and educational institution near the IBA.

Ornithological Highlights: Yaquina Bay regularly hosts thousands of waterfowl and shorebirds.

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

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Location: On the central Oregon Coast at Newport, Lincoln County. The estuary is approximately 4329 acres in area and has a watershed of approximately 253 square miles.

Description: Yaquina Estuary is a drowned river valley consisting of three general areas: a narrow mouth, embayments, and a narrow upstream channel. It is one of the three Oregon estuaries classed for deep water development because of maintained jetties and a main channel dredged to deeper than 22 feet; nevertheless, the Yaquina and the other two deep water estuaries (Columbia River and Coos Bay) are still important for birds. The town of Newport  is near the estuary mouth, and Toledo is at river mile 13. The Oregon State University (OSU) Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) is a research and educational institution near the IBA.

Ornithological Highlights: Yaquina Bay regularly hosts thousands of waterfowl and shorebirds.

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

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