From I-5 in Grants Pass, take exit 58. Take 6th Street south to G Street in central Grants Pass. Take G Street west where it will become Upper River Road. About 5 miles from the center of Grants Pass, turn left on Lower River Road and bird the areas near the river and along the farmland. You can take this road for about 3 miles before it becomes pretty residential and less birdy. Backtrack to Upper River Road and head to White-horse County Park. Follow Upper River Road for another 6.1 miles to the park. .Directions
Habitat and Birds
This is one of the best local places to bird in winter. There are multiple areas to pull over and check the river edges for migrating passerines, waterfowl, Acorn Woodpecker and other riparian species. The farm fields can be searched for Eurasian Wigeon, Red Shouldered Hawk, Great Egret, Pergrine and Prairie Falcon, Western Bluebird and Western Meadowlark.