Arizona Beach State Recreation Site

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Seasons

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Location

From the north in central Port Orford at Highway 101 and 9th Street, travel 12 miles south on Hwy 101. Turn left (east) onto Arizona Ranch Rd and continue 0.3 miles to the entrance to the park. From the south in central Gold Beach at Highway 101 and 8th Street, travel 14.8 miles north on Hwy 101. Turn right (east) onto Arizona Ranch Rd and continue 0.3 miles to the entrance to the park. Acquired by the state in 2008 with Lottery funding, Arizona Beach State Recreation Site is one of the newest public birding locations in the county.

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Habitat and Birds

Beaches, grassy areas, pond, willows, wetland, and forest are all found at this location. Just about anything can be here because of the varied habitats available. Scan the ocean for scoters and other waterfowl. Check out the vegetation for passerines. Lots of Cedar waxwings here. Osprey nest above the pond and are usually heard calling in the summer. Red-winged blackbirds criss-cross the pond along with swallows. A Catbird was seen hanging out in the blackberries in the summer of 2019. A Rose-breasted Grosbeak was found here in 1988.

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