Fossil (Town)

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Hancock Field Station

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Rowe Creek Road

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Service Creek

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Twickenham Area

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Cottonwood Creek Road

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Julia Henderson Pioneer Park

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Fossil Sewage Ponds

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Girds Creek Road

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Shelton Wayside Park

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Shady Grove Rest Area

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Pine Creek Conservation Area

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Burnt Ranch Campground

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Robinson Canyon - Pine Creek Conservation Area

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Kahler Basin Road

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Winlock Road

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Clarno BLM Boat Ramp

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Umatilla National Forest

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Hoover Creek Road/Hoover Creek Reservoir

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Bear Hollow

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Priest Hole

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John Day Fossil Beds National Monument - Clarno Unit

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Fossil Sewage Ponds - Farm Pond

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Spray (Town)

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Bear Hollow County Park

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Muleshoe Recreation Area

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Butte Creek Summit

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Rowe Creek Reservoir

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Clarno Road

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Butte Creek Road

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Kimberly Area

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Seasons

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Spring
Summer
Fall

Location

Coming from the west, Fossil is 48 miles from Hwy 97. From Hwy 97 near Willowdale, take Hwy 293 to Antelope and then Hwy 218 to Fossil. Coming from the Columbia River, and I-84, take exit 137 at Arlington. Travel on Hwy 19 south for 58 miles to Fossil (most of this route is in Gilliam County so check the Gilliam page for all the good spots to bird along the way).

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Habitat and Birds

Look for both Eurasian Collared-Dove and Western Scrub-Jay in this little town. Harris’s Sparrow, Evening Grosbeak, and Blue Jay have also been seen in town. Things as different as Mountain Quail and Solitary Sandpiper have been found here.

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