Travel south from central McMinnville on Hwy 99W. At the light where 99W goes south, turn right (west) onto Old Sheridan Road. After a few blocks, bear left to stay on Old Sheridan Road. Travel 0.5 mile to Peavine Road and turn right. Travel 2 miles and turn left on Youngberg Hill Road. Go another 0.5 mile and turn right on Rock of Ages Road. This will lead you to the Retirement Village. There is a measured 1 mile paved loop around the large field in front of the village, with a small parking area. The path is accessible for any kind of limited mobility. Uphill from there, some of the residents maintain feeders around the village, so feeder birds are usually in the neighborhood. This location is as a place where a visiting birder might expect to take a walk and find a variety of common species, and less common birds in migration.Directions
Habitat and Birds
Birds seen here include Wild Turkey, Great-horned Owl, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Red-breasted Sapsucker, Say’s Phoebe, Horned Lark, Violet-green Swallow, Bushtit, and Goldencrowned Sparrow.