Richardson Gap

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Location

This area is just east of Scio off of Hwy 226. On 226, travel east out of Scio for 2 miles and turn right on Richardson Gap Road.

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Habitat and Birds

This road is about 7 miles long and travels through grassland, farmland, woodlands, and creeks. The most interesting area is in the gap (for which the road is named) just south of Highway 226 between Rogers Mountain and Franklin Butte. Western Kingbird, Northern Shrike, Savannah and Vesper Sparrows have been seen here. Use caution, since the road is so straight, cars and trucks go very fast. Park on Franklin Butte Road and walk south from there, or find a place to pull clear off the road. A reliable place for American Dipper is at Larwood covered bridge, four miles east on Larwood Drive, where a county wayside has picnic benches and pit toilets. There is a small pond near the southern end of the road, on Snow Peak Drive which can produce some good birds.

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