Ankeny NWR Field Trip

Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge Field Trip

Leaders: Mike Unger (503) 930-8998, Fred Stephens (503) 378-1364, and Barbara Dolan (503) 982-3204

Summer field trips to Ankeny NWR offer access to unique habitat with the interior ponds and berms that have been open since April 1st. We can see a variety

of nesting ducks, and grebes, and greater opportunity to see Green Heron and American Bittern young as birds emerge from the grasses and hedges. We listen for Sora, Virginia Rail and Pied-billed Grebe, with opportunities to see their young, while serenades from Marsh Wrens fill the tullies and marsh. Along with these wetland species, the edges of the woodland stands are filled with warblers like Common Yellowthroat and possibly Yellow-breasted Chat, plus Black-headed Grosbeak, Bullock’s Oriole, Western Wood-Pewee and other flycatchers, Western Tanagers and woodpeckers. Mudflat areas provide opportunity for viewing shorebirds as the fall migration begins. Because of the refuge’s pattern of waterways, ponds and snag-perch habitat, raptor species of great variety can be commonly seen.

Meet at the Ankeny Hill Overlook at 7:00 AM. Dress for the weather, bring snacks, water and plan to carpool. We will plan to finish by 11:00 AM.

Directions: From Salem, take I-5 south to Ankeny Hill (Exit 243). Follow Ankeny Hill Road west and continuing right a couple of miles to the Overlook parking on the left. Alternatively, take Liberty Road south to its junction with Ankeny Hill Road, turning left and up the hill 1/4 mile to the Overlook on the right. If the Overlook’s parking lot is closed, follow Buena Vista Road a mile west from the Liberty-Ankeny Road intersection to the Eagle Marsh parking area.

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2301 Wintel Rd S, 97352
21 July , Saturday 07:00

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