Alsea Bay

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Port of Alsea

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Drift Creek Wilderness

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North Alsea Bay

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Ona Beach State Park

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William P. Keady Wayside

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Yachats Ocean Road State Natural Site

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Alsea Bridge North Wayside

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Alsea Bay has been designated a State Important Bird Area (IBA) by the Audubon Society of Portland. It meets the IBA criteria because over 50 Caspian Terns, 100 Brown Pelicans, 1,000 shorebirds, and 5,000 waterfowl have been recorded in season. This IBA includes all tidelands and submerged lands in Alsea Bay downstream of where Drift Creek flows into the Alsea River. Alsea Bay has also been categorized as a Conservation Estuary under the Oregon Estuary Classification System and the Alsea Bay Estuary Plan.

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