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  • Viewing Outlook: March 11, 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. Turkey vultures are getting more and more common. Watch for them riding air currents skyward.
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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. Turkey vultures are getting more and more common. Watch for them riding air currents skyward.
    Red-tail hawks continue to work the fields and orchards along the northern stretch of Foothill Road.
    Waterfowl and songbirds are currently looking for nesting sights. Time is now to clean out and refresh nesting structures for those that need it.
    The Whetstone Pond area remains an excellent place to spot numerous waterfowl and raptors.
    CURRY - Amphibians are on the move this month. Watch for amphibians like rough-skinned newts, Pacific giant salamanders and red-legged frogs now crossing fields, lawns, roads and paths toward ponds and other still bodies of water to lay their eggs. Look just below the surface of the water at wetlands for clusters of eggs.
    COQUILLE - Large numbers of several species of waterfowl are very apparent in the Coquille Valley now since 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 in to 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 - The Link River offers great viewing for common merganser, buffllehead, common goldeneye, and lesser scaup.
    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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