Spencer Butte

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Seasons

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Location

From I-5, take exit 194 to I-105 westbound. Proceed on I-105 to its end on Jefferson St. Proceed southward on Jefferson to 13th Ave. Take a left on 13th Ave. and go about 6 blocks. Turn right on Willamette Street. Proceed approximately 5 miles to the Spencer Butte parking area on left.

Additional information can be found at the following link.  http://eugeneareaparks.com/park.php?id=13

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Habitat and Birds

The area is a mixed forest with a grassy bald area at the top of the butte. Owling is usually productive on this butte. Western-Screech, N. Saw-whet, Barred, Great Horned, and N. Pygmy-Owl can all be found here. Vaux’s Swift can be overhead in the summer and Pileated Woodpecker is relatively common. Mountain species like Cassin’s Vireo, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Hermit Warbler, and Red Crossbill have all been found here in the proper season. It’s a good place to find a variety of thrush with Hermit, Swainson’s, and Varied thrushes as well as American Robins. Townsend’s Solitaire and Canada Jay is possible but not to be expected.

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