Whitehorse County Park

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From I-5 in Grants Pass, take exit 58. Take 6th Street south to G Street in central Grants Pass. Take G Street west where it will become Upper River Road. Follow Upper River Road for another 6.1 miles to the park.



Habitat and Birds

This is a very popular birding area. A quick look at the bird list there explains why. Common species include Pied-billed Grebe, Great Egret, Green Heron, Black-crowned Night-heron, Wood Duck, Common Merganser, Bald Eagle, Cooper’s Hawk, Red-shouldered Hawk, Virginia Rail, Spotted Sandpiper, Wilson’s Snipe, Great Horned Owl, Ring-necked Pheasant, California Quail, Anna’s Hummingbird, 6 species of woodpecker, 8 species of flycatcher, Cassin’s & Hutton’s Vireo, swallows, nuthatches, creeper, wrens, thrushes, American Pipit, warblers, and finches. Greater White-fronted Geese and Eurasian Wigeon have been found here as have Tundra Swan, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Goshawk, Golden Eagle, Merlin, Peregrine Falcon, Sandhill Crane, Semipalmated Plover, peeps, California Gull, Glaucous-winged Gull, Caspian Tern, Band-tailed Pigeon, Western Screech-Owl, Common Nighthawk, Mountain Chickadee, Nashville Warbler, Townsend’s Warbler, Lark Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Western Meadowlark, Cassin’s Finch, And Evening Grosbeak. Now that’s a bird list!!!! Source: OFO Publication No. 19, Guide to Birds of the Rogue Valley, Massey & Vroman.


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