Drake Park (Bend)

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Seasons

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Location

In Bend, located one block west of downtown Bend along the Deschutes River, parking for Drake Park can be found along NW Riverside Blvd or west of the shops along the main part of downtown.

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Habitat and Birds

Similar to the Old Mill River Walk: The Deschutes River winds through this urban center and is lined with paved paths and green areas. Waterfowl are present year round and often produce rarities like Red-breasted Merganser, Ross’s Goose, Greater Scaup, and Red-necked Grebe. Hooded Mergansers and Barrow’s Goldeneye are common. Gulls and the occasional raptor also will make periodic appearances. Unusual birds that have appeared here include Cackling Goose, Snow Goose, Red-breasted Merganser, Red-necked Grebe, Peregrine Falcon, Short-billed Gull, Iceland (Thayer’s) Gull and Black Phoebe.

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