Metolius and Culver Area

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Metolius Sewer Ponds: Located on SW Culver Hwy on the very north end of Metolius. Not open on weekends or after hours. Please check in with staff at the little brick building on the grounds.

Culver Sewer Ponds: Located NW of Culver. In Culver, take “C” Street west past the Seed Mill and railroad tracks. Turn right (north) on 8th Street. Take 8th to the end and turn left to the ponds. You can view these ponds from a two track road on the east side of the ponds. It can get muddy here so be careful.

Crooked River Campground: Located on the way to Lake Billy Chinook right before you start down the steep hill and on the left.

(Part of this area is in the Utopia Christmas Bird Count Circle)

Metolius                        44.585268, -121.176462 Metolius Sewer Ponds   44.596381, -121.169512 Culver                            44.520573, -121.214270 Culver Sewer Ponds       44.5278, -121.22069 Crooked River CG           44.54407, -121.25828

Habitat and Birds

Sewer Ponds, Irrigation Ponds, Agricultural, and Deciduous Trees.

Key Species: Waterfowl, Rough-legged Hawk, Northern Harrier, Prairie Falcon, Ring-necked Pheasant, Long-eared Owl, Yellow-breasted Chat, White-crowned Sparrow and Golden-crowned Sparrow. Exceptional Species: Great Egret, Peregrine Falcon, Blue Jay, Northern Mockingbird, Harris’s Sparrow.