From Wasco, travel west on First Street. This will lead out of town and cross Hwy 97 after about 0.5 miles. West of Hwy 97, the road becomes Fulton Canyon Road. Take Fulton Canyon Road for 2.2 miles and turn left (south) on Van Gilder Road. This road is 8 miles long.Directions
Habitat and Birds
As Van Gilder winds through extensive wheat fields, there are several places that have too much grade to farm. These are left to grow wild and can include some good birds. Look for Great Horned Owl in the trees around the farm houses. Sparrows and migrants can be found along the road. Raptors often feed here and Short-eared Owl is possible in the crepuscular hours.