From Grants Pass, travel 18 miles north on I-5 to Wolf Creek and take exit 76. At the end of the off ramp, turn right and follow Coyote Creek Road for about four miles to Golden. Look for the old church on the left and the parking area for the Golden Wetlands trailhead on the right.
Habitat and Birds
Marshy riparian area surrounded by coniferous forest. Birds of interest here are Hooded Merganser, Green Heron, Red-shouldered hawk, Belted Kingfisher, Black Phoebe, Wrentit, Marsh Wren, Cedar Waxwing, Yellow-breasted Chat, Common Yellowthroat, and Lazuli Bunting. The surrounding forest will produce the expected chickadees and nuthatches but also warblers like Nashville, Orange-crowned, MacGillivray’s, Hermit, and Black-throated Gray.