Joseph Stewart State Park

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Seasons

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Location

Go to the Oregon Birding Trails Website and the Cascades Birding Trail Guide. Choose the Mt. McLoughlin Loop Guide. Section 161.

From Prospect, 8.8 mi S. on Hwy 62 to park entrance on right.

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Habitat and Birds

Large reservoir with expansive mudflats seasonally, surrounded by pine forest; Many migrant and wintering waterfowl, including Goldeneyes, Hooded Merganser, scoters, and a variety of loons, gulls and grebes; nesting species include Varied and Swainson’s Thrushes, Fox Sparrow, Pine Siskin, and Red-shouldered Hawk; in late summer and fall, exposed mudflats draw migrating shorebirds; look for occasional longspurs; many migrant songbirds in spring.

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