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Boardman is 59 miles east of Biggs Junction on I-84. It is 45 miles west of Pendleton. This small town is located right on the Columbia River so the possibility for a gull flyby or a migrant stopover is pretty good. Take exit 164 off I-84 and go north on Main St. toward the river. Go two blocks and turn left on Boardman Avenue for two blocks and check out the park (45.840776, -119.704524). From here, go back to the east on Boardman Ave. and check out the fields at the school for loafing gulls (45.841004, -119.698382). Return to Main St. and go north about 4 blocks across the railroad tracks to Marine Drive. Turn left (west) and bird along this area until the road dead-ends (you get nice views of the lake and a small marina). After checking out Boardman Marina Park (45.843302, -119.708140), head back to Main and continue east on Marine Drive. Bird this road to its end and turn south on Ullman Boulevard. There are several ponds along Ullman and a left hand turn at Utility Road (Industrial Way) will give you a better look at these and other ponds (45.846407, -119.670493). Continue down Utility to Columbia Avenue. Go directly across Columbia to Rippee Road. Take Rippee east to the entrance of the Boardman Sewage Ponds (45.843500, -119.654292).


Habitat and Birds

Birds you might find here include migrating passerines, gulls, ducks, shorebirds, terns, migrant passerines, and rails.

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