Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge/Riverside Drive

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China Creek

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Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge/Ni-les’tun Unit

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Seasons

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Location

Go to the Oregon Birding Trails Website.  Choose the Oregon Coast Birding Trail. Click on the South Coast tab and go to section 116. .  From Hwy 101 in Bandon, go 1.3 mi N, turn W on Riverside Dr, and go 0.6 mi to parking on W (R) side.

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Habitat and Birds

This expansive, tide dependent saltwater marsh is within the Coquille River Estuary.  It is a stop over for migrating shorebirds, with peaks in April and May, and early September.  It has been less productive in recent years, however, look for Black-bellied and Semipalmated Plover, Pacific and American Golden-Plover, Willet, Whimbrel, Long-billed Curlew, Marbled Godwit, Ruddy Turnstone, Western, Least, Baird’s and Pectoral Sandpiper, Rednecked Phalarope, Long and Shortbilled Dowitcher, Dunlin, and Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs.  A Curlew Sandpiper was here in 2000.

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