Cooper Creek Reservoir

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Cooper Creek Reservoir- From I-5 exit 136 in Sutherlin, go east on Central Ave 3.3 miles to South Side Rd (Douglas County Rd 120); turn right, go 0.8 miles, birding the fields on either side, and turn left at the Cooper Creek Rd/Reservoir sign. Paved roads with pull-offs overlook the reservoir. The shallow upper end of the reservoir is the most productive; to reach it, go left at the fork and drive 1.9 miles to the end of the road. The right fork goes to boat ramp, dam and picnic area.

This area is heavily visited and not very birdy



Habitat and Birds

Cooper Creek Reservoir- Habitat: Open water, mixed conifer/hardwood forest, and marsh.

Birds: Green-winged Teal, Cinnamon Teal, both wigeon, Ring-necked Duck, Wood Duck, Bufflehead, Northern Pintail, Wilson’s Snipe Steller’s Jay, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Purple Martins. Best birding: Oct-June.