From I-5 exit 124 in Roseburg follow the signs for Hwy 138 east toward Glide. Go 12 miles and turn left on Whistler’s Bend Park Rd. Drive 2.6 miles and turn left on South Bank Rd; go 0.5 miles to a pond (PRIVATE PROPERTY, BIRD FROM ROAD) on the left. Return to the intersection with Whistler’s Bend Park Rd. and turn left into the park. Heavy use by disc golfers can disturb birding.Directions
Habitat and Birds
Habitat: pond, mixed riparian forest along a bend in the North Umpqua River; Oregon white oak-Douglas fir, fields, ranchland on South Bank rd. and coming into park
Birds: diving and dabbling ducks, Western Bluebird, Varied Thrush, Brown Creeper, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Pileated Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Common Merganser, Spotted Sandpiper, Great Blue Heron, Bald Eagle and other raptors. Best birding: Nov-Feb, May.
Whistler’s Pond on the South Bank Rd. has a large variety of waterfowl, especially Ruddy Ducks.