North Mountain Park

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Hyatt Lake (Reservoir)

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Hooper Springs

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Lithia Park

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Howard Prairie

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Mt Ashland

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Emigrant Lake

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Oredson Todd Reserve/Talent Irrigation Ditch

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Grizzly Peak Trail

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Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

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Ashland Pond

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2060 Road (Ashland/Lithia Park)

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Pilot Rock

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Seasons

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Location

Take exit 14 from I-5 in south Ashland and travel west on Ashland Street (Hwy 66) to Hwy 99 and then past the campus of SOU to Mountain Street. Turn north on Mountain and drive 1 mile to the visitor center on your right just before Bear Creek. There are several walking trails here and all can be productive birding sites.

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Habitat and Birds

Grasslands, oak woodlands, savannah, and riparian wetlands all exist in small pockets producing microhabitats that attract a wide variety of birds. Things you might see here include Great Egret, Green Heron, Wood Duck, Sharp-shinned Hawk, N. Pygmy Owl (winter), Vaux’s Swift, Anna’s Hummingbird, Lewis’s Woodpecker, Acorn Woodpecker, Western Wood-Pewee, Western Kingbird, N. Rough-winged Swallow, Oak Titmouse, American Dipper, Hermit Thrush, Wrentit, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow-breasted Chat, California Towhee, Fox Sparrow, Purple Finch, and Lesser Goldfinch. Source: OFO Publication No. 19, Guide to Birds of the Rogue Valley, Massey & Vroman.

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