McMinnville Rotary Park

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Seasons

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Location

Go to the Oregon Birding Trails Website . Choose the Willamette Valley Birding Trail. Click on the Trail Guide and choose the Yamhill Loop Guide. Section Y-7. Many Yamhill birders consider this location to be their favorite in the county. This park has 33 acres with signed trails, two viewing platforms, two boardwalks, Baker Creek and a seasonally fluctuating pond in the center. From the parking lot a small portion of the trail is paved, but rather steep as you go down inside the park. The park is bowl shaped with a great variety of habitat throughout. In the spring the west loop has two species of trilliums and other spring flowers. In recent years ninety -four species of birds have been recorded in the park.

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Habitat and Birds

In 2002 a Northern Waterthrush was found here. Nesting woodpeckers include Pileated, Northern Flicker, Downy, Hairy, and Red-breasted Sapsucker. Also nesting here are vBarred Owl,  Cooper’s Hawk, Wood Duck, Hutton’s Vireo, Western Wood-Peewee, Bushtit, Black-headed Grosbeak, Brown Creeper, Anna’s Hummingbird, Black-throated Gray Warbler, and more. In spring, two hours can pass very quickly in this small nature preserve as you enjoy the birds, watch them building their nests, or just listen to their singing.

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