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Seasons

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Location

From Hwy 20, travel east on SW 2nd for 11 blocks. Turn right (south) on Main Street and go one block. Take the first left onto SE Salem Avenue. Travel 0.8 miles on SE Salem Ave. and turn left on NE Davidson Street. Cross the railroad tracks and turn right on Front Avenue. After 0.1 miles, veer left onto Waverly Drive NE. Go 0.3 miles and you will see the ponds on your right and the river on the left. The address is 577 Waverly Drive NE, Albany, OR 97321. There are 9 ponds here with trails around each one.

https://www.cityofalbany.net/pw/wastewater/twg/

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Habitat and Birds

This Park is located near the Willamette River and the associated forested area can be very productive. Migrating passerines use the Willamette as a highway north and south. Waterfowl use these ponds extensively and the vegetation around each pond hosts many residents and migrants. A recent list of winter birds included the following species: Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Redhead. Greater Scaup, Bufflehead, Pied-billed Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Green Heron, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Northern Flicker, Black Phoebe, Western Scrub-Jay, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon), Townsend’s Warbler, Song Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Red-winged Blackbird.

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