From I-5 exit 124 in Roseburg take Harvard Ave (which will become Old Melrose) west 2.6 miles to the Great Blue Heron rookery across the South Umpqua River. Continue 2.6 miles to T-intersection with Melrose Rd; turn left and go 2 miles to Melqua Rd. Turn right and continue 10 miles to Hubbard Creek Rd; turn right and go 8 miles to I-5 at Sutherlin (restroom at Umpqua Landing). Make a stop at Ford’s PondDirections
Habitat and Birds
Habitat: mixed hardwood/conifer, river, fields.
Birds: Bald Eagle, Osprey, Peregrine Falcon, Northern Shrike, Wood Duck, mergansers, Western Kingbird, Wrentit, Lazuli Bunting, Western Meadowlark, Golden-crowned Sparrow. Best birding: Nov-Feb, May-June.