Valley Memorial Park and Cemetery

Home » Birding Locations » Washington County » Forest Grove/beaverton Area

Shadywood City Park

More Info Directions

Dairy Creek Park

More Info Directions

Tualatin Hills Nature Park

More Info Directions

Jacobson and Croeni Ponds

More Info Directions

Emma Jones Nature Preserve

More Info Directions

Fernhill Wetlands

More Info Directions

Noble Woods Park

More Info Directions

Rock Creek Greenway

More Info Directions

Beal Wetlands

More Info Directions

Evergreen Park

More Info Directions

Intel Pond

More Info Directions

Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve

More Info Directions

Hamby Park

More Info Directions

Henry Hagg Lake Park (Scoggins Valley Park)

More Info Directions

Rood Bridge Park

More Info Directions

Seasons

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Location

On Hwy 8 about 1.5 miles east of Shute Park.

Directions

Habitat and Birds

The main feature of this park is a shallow u-shaped pond that usually has a large number of waterfowl in fall, peaking just before the pond freezes up. This usually occurs at the first hard frost of the season. The duck numbers usually rebound to a point, but never fully to the numbers seen earlier in the fall. Eurasian Wigeon is annual, so is an appearance of a Common Goldeneye. Several Fox Sparrows winter in the park and at least one Belted Kingfisher is among the year-round residents. Summer is the slowest season in the park, but a few Western Wood-Pewee, Wood Duck and Black-headed Grosbeak are usually around. In summer 2009, up to 3 Willow Flycatcher were seen for several weeks, so breeding may have been at least attempted. A “No Trespassing” is posted, but birders are encouraged by the management to hike the trail around the pond.

Discussion