Shan Creek to Onion Mountain

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Seasons

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Location

North of Grants Pass, take I-5 exit 61 to Merlin Road. Travel west on Merlin for 3.7 miles to Robertson Bridge Road. Turn left (southwest) and go to the end of Robertson Bridge Road (about 3.3 miles). Turn right (west) on Lower River Road. Take Lower River for 0.5 miles to Riverbanks Road (turn left just after you cross the Robertson Bridge {42.496454, -123.488456}). Go south for 3.8 miles to Shan Creek Road (this is FR 2706 {42.451983, -123.501154}). Turn right (west) on Shan Creek and go about 8.2 miles. Turn right on 2509 to Onion Mountain (42.454345, -123.616207).

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Habitat and Birds

Mixed conifer forest and riparian wetlands can be found here. Mountain Quail, Acorn Woodpecker, Hutton’s Vireo, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Cassin’s Vireo, Nashville Warbler, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Hermit Thrush, Bewick’s Wren, Mountain Chickadee, and Townsend Solitaire can all be found in the forested areas. In the brushy areas look for Wrentit, Dusky Flycatcher, Black-throated Gray Warbler, and Fox Sparrow. Source: OFO Publication No. 19, Guide to Birds of the Rogue Valley, Massey & Vroman.

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