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Deer Creek County Park

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Deer Creek Flats Road

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Valley View Retirement Village

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Grand Island Greenway

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Lafayette Area

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Masonville and Muddy Valley Roads

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McMinnville Rotary Park

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Amity Bellevue Highway

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Broadmead Road

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Amity - Rice Lane

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Briedwell Road and Sheldon Marsh

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McMinnville Airport Park (Galen McBee Airport Park)

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Location

McMinnville has several city and county parks that can be explored for birds. Wortman City Park (45.224007, -123.176308 ) is in NE McMinnville. From the center of town (3rd and Johnson Street), take Johnson Street north. Johnson St becomes Lafayette Avenue. Follow Lafayette Avenue north and you will soon reach Wortman Park on your left. Joe Dancer Park and Kiwanis Marine Park (45.208084, -123.179414) are found together on the east side of McMinnville. From the center of town (3rd and Johnson Street), take 3rd Street east. It will become SE Threemile Lane. After two blocks, turn left at Brook Street to reach a parking lot for both Kiwanis and Joe Dancer Parks. A meander of the South Yamhill River forms the park boundary. A walking path runs along the riparian woods from the parking lot. The paths are open all year. City Park (45.210822, -123.200367 ) is on the west side of town. From the center of town (3rd and Johnson Street), go west on 3rd for 9 blocks and turn right. City Park is the next block to the west. Edward Grenfell County Park (45.227119, -123.273929) is on the western edge of McMinnville. From Hwy 99W in McMinnville, turn west onto Baker Creek Road at the Baker Creek Road/Evans Street intersection. Continue westward on Baker Creek Road for 4.6 miles. The park is on the left.

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Habitat and Birds

A wide variety of birds can be seen at these diverse locations. Wortman Park has an oak grove is a reliable place to find a colony of Acorn Woodpeckers and also White-breasted Nuthatches. These same species can be found on the front lawn of Linfield University. The riverside edge of Kiwanis and Joe Dancer Parks has riparian species, and a marshy patch at the north end is worth a visit.

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