Broadmead Road

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Location

From Amity, take 5th St. west and it will become Hwy 153 (Amity- Bellview Hwy). Stay on 153 for 2.0 miles to the junction of 153 and Broadmead. At the junction, Broadmead Road goes south and takes you towards the Brigittine Monastery (45.088969, -123.269267) which is located along Walker Lane. There are extensive ponds at the monastery.

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Habitat and Birds

The low lands around the area have a variety of wintering raptors such as Prairie Falcon, Peregrine Falcon, Rough-legged Hawk, Northern Harriers, American Kestrel, and Red-tailed Hawk. A Bald Eagle pair has nested along the river for years. The ponds host wintering waterfowl. Around the monastery look for Black Phoebe and other songbirds.  Nearby oaks host Acorn Woodpeckers and White-breasted Nuthatches.

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