Moon Creek

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Location

The road to Moon Creek (county road 45) intersects with Highway 26 just east of milepost 148 which is 9.5 miles west of Mt. Vernon and 17 miles east of Dayville. Go north on county road 45.

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Habitat and Birds

About 1.25 miles from Hwy 26 is an Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife preserve with a pond (44.426355, -119.232329). Check for waterfowl, woodpeckers and warblers. Osprey and Western Screech-owl also nest here. If you continue 0.8 miles farther on Moon Creek Road there is a cemetery with spruce trees that often catch something different (44.428932, -119.247205). Reverse your course to get back to Hwy 26.

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