Panther-Emile Loop APPLE FIRE SIDE LOOP

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Seasons

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Location

Many Forest Service roads are not well maintained or signed. Many of these routes can only be partially done do to slides, fallen trees, and overgrown brush.

From Roseburg take 138 East 43.5 miles to Forest Road (FR) 4714 (This is 27.5 miles east from the Little River Bridge in Glide). Turn right on 4714 (Panther Creek Road) at Apple Creek CG. There is a restroom at the North Umpqua Trail-Panther Trailhead just across the bridge

Follow 4714 for 0.2 mile, veer left on FR4720 (Calf Ridge Rd).At 0.8 mile, at the junction of 005 and 4720 you start a 22 mile loop (4720 to 760 to 005) through the Apple Fire of 2002. This loop is frequently blocked by slides or downed trees. Even if you can only drive a few miles each way, you gain access to good birding in this huge fire area. The area is filled with large snags

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Habitat and Birds

old fire area, many age classes, mixed conifer and hardwood, riparian, excellent brush habitat

 

Birds: Calliope and rufous hummingbirds, woodpeckers (black-backed Lewis have occurred) band-tailed pigeon, house wren, mountain quail, nashville warbler, white-crowned sparrow,

Vaux’s swift

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