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  • Viewing Outlook: March 4, 2010

  • JACKSON - Great blue herons are in their roosts now. A good roost to see is across the Rogue River from the TouVelle State Park picnic area off Table Rock Road. The first turkey vultures of the year are starting to congregate along the lower end of the park near the boat ramp.
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  • JACKSON - Great blue herons are in their roosts now. A good roost to see is across the Rogue River from the TouVelle State Park picnic area off Table Rock Road. The first turkey vultures of the year are starting to congregate along the lower end of the park near the boat ramp.
    Waterfowl and songbirds are currently looking for nesting sights. This is a good time to clean out and refresh nesting structures. The Whetstone Pond area remains an excellent place to spot numerous waterfowl and raptors.
    COQUILLE - Large numbers of waterfowl are apparent now that the valley along Highway 42 is mostly flooded. Keep an eye out for northern pintail, American widgeon, mallards and others.
    DOUGLAS - Winter steelhead are moving over Winchester Dam into the North Umpqua River. The viewing station is open to the public. To get there, exit Interstate 5 at exit 129, then go southeast on Highway 99 to the fish ladder at the river's north bank.
    Peregrine falcons are now commonly seen on the Umpqua Valley floor, especially near Melrose, Lookinglass, Umpqua and other open areas close to the Umpqua River.
    KLAMATH - Bald eagles have been observed daily roosting in a large snag located along Lake Ewauna by Veteran's Park. Viewing opportunities have picked up for other raptors including rough-legged hawks, northern harriers and red-tailed hawks around the basin.
    BANDON - Large numbers of hungry brown pelicans remain in the port along docks and rock jetties. Do not feed these birds because it will encourage them not to fly south toward nesting grounds like they should.
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