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Toll Bridge County Park

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Laurence Lake

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Tucker County Park

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From 12th Street in Hood River, travel south to the edge of town. 12th becomes Hwy 281. Take 281 south for 16 miles to Parkdale. From Parkdale, take Baseline Dr. east to the Old Parkdale Road. Turn right on Old Parkdale and then make a left on FR 16. Take this road to the fish hatchery 45.523817, -121.621714 and up into the forest for some good clear cut birding.


Habitat and Birds

This community is nestled at the foot of Mt. Hood. Birds seen here in past visits include Common Merganser, Barrow’s Goldeneye, Cooper’s Hawk, Band-tailed Pigeon, N.Pygmy-Owl, N. Saw-whet Owl, Barred Owl, Vaux’s Swift, Calliope Hummingbird, Belted Kingfisher, Red-breasted Sapsucker, Pileated Woodpecker, Dusky Flycatcher, Hammond’s Flycatcher, “Western” Flycatcher, Cassin’s Vireo, Clark’s Nutcracker, Tree Swallow, Chestnut-sided Chickadee, Bushtit, Brown Creeper, Winter Wren, Varied Thrush, Swainson’s Thrush, Hermit Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Townsend’s Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Cassin’s Finch, and Red Crossbill.