Whetstone Savannah Nature Conservancy Reserve

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Valley of the Rogue State Park

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Bear Creek Greenway

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Prescott Park and Roxy Ann Butte

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Lower Table Rock Nature Conservancy Reserve

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Lynn Newbry Park

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Kirtland Ponds (White City Lagoons)

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Upper Table Rock

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Medford and Bear Creek Park

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Applegate River and Reservoir

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Tou Velle State Park/Denman Wildlife Management Area

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Seasons

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Location

From Interstate 5 take Central Point exit 33 (just north of Medford), drive east on Biddle Road 1 mile, turn left on Table Rock Road and drive 4.5 miles to the Rogue River. Just before you cross the river, take a left (west) on Kirtland Road and drive approximately 2 miles. Turn left on High Banks Road and drive until you come to a right angle turn that takes you left (east) onto Newland Road. Drive approximately 1 mile. It is on the south side of the road, and the signing is rather obscure.

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Habitat and Birds

This is dry, scrubby area mixed with oak woodland. Ring-necked Pheasant and California Quail can both be heard calling on a spring morning. Lewis’s and Acorn Woodpeckers have been seen here along with Western Kingbird and Cassin’s Vireo. Oak Titmouse and Bushtits occupy the bush while White-breasted Nuthatch and Western Bluebirds keep to the trees. Though not to be expected, both Northern Mockingbird and Sage Thrasher have been seen here. California Towhee and Lark Sparrow can sometimes be found. Watch for Brown-headed Cowbirds, Bullock’s Orioles, and Lesser Goldfinch.

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