First Street River Trail (Bend)

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Seasons

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Location

In Bend, head west on Portland Avenue, cross the Deschutes River next to Pioneer Park and turn to the right (north) on First Street. Park at the end of the road and walk along the river trail.

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Habitat and Birds

Riparian woodland along the banks of the Deschutes River. Rufous Hummingbirds are common in the spring and the area is good for migrants. The river often may have feral Trumpeter and Mute Swans along with naturally occurring American Dipper. This is a favorite location for locals and it’s always birdy. Winter birding will produce a good mix of sparrows and both White-throated and Harris’s Sparrows have been found here. Common birds here include a good assortment of waterfowl, Osprey, Mourning Dove, Anna’s Hummingbird, Belted Kingfisher, migrant flycatchers, Steller’s Jay, California Scrub-Jay, swallows, Pacific Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Western Bluebird, Townsend’s Solitaire, migrant warblers, wintering sparrows and finches. Rare birds reported from here include Wild Turkey, Green Heron, Peregrine Falcon, Black Phoebe and Common Redpoll.

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