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Columbia Gorge Hotel

Hood River County | Columbia River

All of the distances once leaving the freeway are short – just 0.1 or 0.2 mi. Birders may park in the hotel’s parking lot for birding, but please be considerate and do not use parking spaces near the hotel’s entrance. You may want to try the...

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Eagle Creek Loop

Hood River County | Columbia River

This road travels through mixed forest along Eagle Creek. Look for Barrow’s Goldeneye, Common Goldeneye, Common Merganser, Osprey, Bald Eagle, Belted Kingfisher, woodpeckers, Western Screech-Owl, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Swainson’s T...

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Government Cove

Hood River County | Columbia River

This location is most famous for a Smew sighting but more expected species would include several duck species including Barrow’s Goldeneye, Common and Pacific Loon, Horned and Western Grebe, several gull species, and migrating passerines.

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Hood River Waterfront

Hood River County | Columbia River

Migrants, shorebirds, and Larids are the big draw here.  Also, big rafts of waterfowl in the river can yield some gems.  Peeps of every kind turn up here as do Ring-billed Gulls, California Gulls, Caspian Tens, DC Cormorants and White Pelicans....

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Wyeth

Hood River County | Columbia River

Birds seen in this area include Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Hooded Merganser, Pied-billed Grebe, Western Grebe, Horned Grebe, Bald Eagle, Western Scrub-Jay, migrating passerines.

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