North Bank Habitat Management Area

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Seasons

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Location

From I-5 exit 129 north of Roseburg, turn left (north) on Hwy 99 for about 1.8 miles. At the North Bank Rd/Glide sign, turn right and go 5.3 miles to the west entrance of NBHMA. Another 6.6 miles takes you to the east entrance; map and message board are here. This area is 6581 acres with 40 miles of walking trails. Motorized vehicles are restricted; walk the old roads. Hunting is allowed at certain times. Horseback riding is also allowed. The east entrance gate is open Fri-Mon otherwise you must walk from the gate. The east entrance road goes about a mile to a parking area.

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Habitat and Birds

Habitat: rare southwest Oregon lowland foothills consisting of grassy slopes and woods of Oregon white oak, Douglas fir, Pacific madrone and bigleaf maple. Riparian

Birds along North Bank Rd: Bald and Golden Eagle, Red-shouldered Hawk, Merlin, American Kestrel, Osprey, Western Kingbird, California Scrub-Jay, Wild Turkey. Birds at NBHMA: Red-breasted and White-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Chipping and Fox Sparrow, Hutton’s and Warbling Vireo, Say’s Phoebe, Lazuli Bunting, Western Bluebird, Acorn and Lewis’s Woodpecker, Red-breasted Sapsucker, California Quail, Western Tanager, Ash-throated Flycatcher.Willow Flycatcher, Western Wood-pewee, Yellow breasted chat Best birding: Nov-June.

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