Pierce Riffle Park

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From I-5 in Grants Pass, take exit 55 and travel west. Just after exiting, get in the left lane and look for a left turn on Agness Avenue. Go about 0.2 miles on Agness and turn left on Foothill Blvd. Go 2.8 miles (under the freeway twice) to Averill Road. Turn right and travel 0.7 miles to the park.

Grants Pass City Parks


Habitat and Birds

Mixed Conifer, grassland, and riparian wetlands are joined by some open water habitat. Common birds at this location include Great Blue Heron, Wood Duck, Bufflehead, Common Merganser, Osprey, Spotted Sandpiper, Ring-billed Gull, Vaux’s Swift, Anna’s Hummingbird, Belted Kingfisher, Downy Woodpecker, Pileated Woodpecker, Western Wood-pewee, Hutton’s Vireo, Steller’s Jay, Violet-green Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Bushtit, Red & White-breasted Nuthatch, both kinglets, Western Bluebird, Wrentit, Orange-crowned & Yellow Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, Spotted Towhee, Song Sparrow, Purple Finch, and House Finch. A little less common but possible are Pied-billed Grebe, Hooded Merganser, Red-shouldered Hawk, Merlin, Virginia Rail, Pacific-slope Flycatcher, Cassin’s Vireo, Swainson’s Thrush, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Lazuli Bunting, Pine Siskin, and Red Crossbill. Source: OFO Publication No. 19, Guide to Birds of the Rogue Valley, Massey & Vroman.