Bridge Creek Road

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Mitchell (Town)

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Waterman Road

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Painted Cove (No public access)

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Seasons

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Location

This road offers good general birding and is located 4 miles NW of Mitchell off of Highway 26. This is the main access road to the Painted Hills John Day Fossil Beds National Monument which is 6 miles up the road. The road itself continues several more miles north. Habitat includes riparian areas, steep cliffs and farmland.

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Habitat and Birds

Some of the species seen along the road include Ross’s Goose, Spotted Sandpiper, Loggerhead Shrike, Lewis’s Woodpecker, Norther Rough-winged Swallow, Bank Swallow, Bushtit, Lark Sparrow, and Bullock’s Oriole. Look for raptors, too.

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