Sauvie Island Wildlife Area

24241 Northwest Reeder Road
Portland, OR 97231 US

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Sauvie Island Wildlife Area - Coon Point and Viewing Platform No. 1 along Reeder Rd offer views of large wintering duck and goose flocks, with chance of rare Emperor or Ross's Goose along with Canada, Cackling, Snow and Greater White-fronted Goose. Rentenaar Rd at the N end of Reeder Rd is one of Oregon's best winter sparrow patches, with Swamp and White-throated Sparrows found annually along with more common Song, Sooty Fox, Lincoln's, Golden-crowned, White-crowned, and Savannah Sparrows. Coon Point and beaches along Reeder Rd draw migrant shorebirds in late summer. The beaches along Reeder Rd are very popular summer destinations; birders will also enjoy nesting Pacific-slope Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo, Black-headed Grosbeak, and Bullock's Oriole.

From the Sauvie Island park-and-ride lot, go N on Sauvie Island Rd 1.1 mi to Howell Territorial Park on the R. Continue N on Sauvie Island Rd another 1.1 mi to a R turn onto Reeder Rd. On Reeder Rd go 3.2 mi (2.0 mi past the Oak Island turnoff) to a gravel parking lot on the L. 12,000 acres of state-owned habitat for wintering waterfowl, swans, herons, sandhill cranes, bald eagles and 250 other species. Access is restricted during hunting season and spring. Fishing is allowed. Picnicking and other day-use activities are allowed provided they do not conflict with fish and wildlife needs. Sites are not developed for these uses, drinking water is not available, and restrooms are primitive.

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Sauvie Island Wildlife Area
24241 Northwest Reeder Road

OR 97231 US

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