Meadowlark Prairie – Green Hill Overlook

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Skinner Butte

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Fern Ridge Reservoir - Royal Avenue Access

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Delta Ponds

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Clearwater Park

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Meadowlark Prairie - Checkermallow Access

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Fern Ridge Reservoir - East and West Coyote Units

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Fern Ridge Reservoir - Perkins Peninsula Park

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Mount Pisgah Arboretum and Buford Park

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Fern Ridge Reservoir - Fisher Butte Unit

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Spencer Butte

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Stewart Pond

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Seasons

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Location

Go to the Oregon Birding Trails website.  http://www.oregonbirdingtrails.org/ Choose the Willamette Valley Birding Trail. Click on the “trail guide” and choose the Fern Ridge Loop Guide. Section F-5.

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Habitat and Birds

This site is one of several in the West Eugene wetlands, with Coyote Creek running through the middle of it.  In the late fall, winter, and early spring it has mostly flooded marshy habitat, but dries out in the summer.  It can be good during migration for shorebirds, depending on water levels.  In the winter it has large numbers of waterfowl and some years Short-eared Owls at dusk. It is named appropriately–Western Meadowlarks can often be heard singing.

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