Briedwell Road and Sheldon Marsh

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Seasons

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Location

Open river bottom farmland and marshy habitat restoration areas are the main draws along Briedwell Road. To reach this area, travel south from McMinnville on Hwy 99 to Amity. Turn west on 5th Street which will become the Bellevue Hwy (Hwy 153). Travel west for 1.7 miles and turn right (north) on Briedwell Road. At 1.7 miles you reach Sheldon’s Farm, (white house/red barn). Just past the barn and below the road, on your left, is a marsh (45.135970, -123.246069) that fills With water in the fall/winter time.  A right turn on Riverbend Road will take you back to Hwy 99W at Whiteson.

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Habitat and Birds

Birds seen in the bottom land include Osprey, Bald Eagle, Rough- legged, Red-tailed, and Redshouldered Hawks, Northern Harriers, Tundra Swans, various geese, and ducks, migrant shorebirds, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret. Birds seen at Sheldon’s marsh include waterfowl, swallows, Savannah Sparrows, American Bittern, Sora, Virginia Rail, Marsh Wren, and Common Yellowthroat. Nearby fields host wintering Western Meadowlarks.  Acorn Woodpecker and Western Bluebird may be bound in nearby oak groves, as well as Ring-necked Pheasant.

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