Tahkenitch Dunes/Threemile Lake Trails

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Matt's Flats

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Dawson and Stowe Marsh Restoration Area/Smith River Road

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Winchester Bay

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Reedsport Duck Pond

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Taylor Dunes Trail

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Seasons

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Fall

Location

From the junction of Hwys 101 and 126 in Florence, go 13.3 miles south. If you are coming from the south, start at the junction of Hwys 101 and 38 in Reedsport and go north on Hwy 101 7.9 miles. NOTICE: The Central Coast Birding Trail directions are slightly off for this site. Use the directions above.

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Habitat and Birds

Conifer: Sitka spruce and Lodgepole pine; foredune; beach

6.5-mile loop trail meanders past Butterfly, Elbow, and Threemile Lakes on the way to the ocean. Birds: Watch for Western, Glaucous-winged and California gulls; Rufous Hummingbird, Violet-green and Tree Swallow, Vaux’s Swift, Belted Kingfisher, Western Tanager, Varied Thrush, Brown Creeper, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Wrentit, Red Crossbill, Swainson’s Thrush, and Chestnut-backed Chickadee. Along the beach look for Western Snowy Plover. Many water species fly past over ocean especially during migration periods

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