North Powder Ponds

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There are two ponds called North Powder Pond #1 and North Powder Pond #2. North Powder Pond #1 is technically in Baker County but we will address them both here. From North Powder (exit 285), go west on second street to the west side of the freeway. Take Hwy 30 south for 0.9 miles to an unmarked road on the right (west). Take this road to North Powder Pond #1. To find Pond #2, return to the freeway exit on Hwy 30 and take North Powder River Road west. Travel 4 miles on this road to a left hand turn (south) onto Ellis Road. The pond is just a half mile south on Ellis Road (44.995594, -117.993076 ).


Habitat and Birds

These are small fishing ponds that have vegetation around them and some shoreline. Snow Goose, Canada Goose, Trumpeter Swan, Tundra Swan, Eurasian Wigeon, a dozen other duck species, grebes, Great Egret, Osprey, Bald Eagle, Northern Harrier, Peregrine Falcon, Spotted Sandpiper, Western Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper, several species of gull, and a few others might be found here.