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Wildlife Viewing

JACKSON — Hundreds of waterfowl have been reported near Lost Creek Lake this week. Among the species visitors report seeing are blue and green herons, kingfishers, osprey, geese, ducks and many more. A pair of bald eagles has been seen every week, indicating they are nesting in the area. Birds also are visible at McGregor Park off Highway 62 near Casey State Park. The park is wheelchair accessible and includes recreation facilities and a visitor center.

Cole Rivers Hatchery off Highway 62 has coho salmon and steelhead moving into the collection chamber, which can be seen from a public viewing area. For information on McGregor Park, visit www.blm.gov/or/resources/recreation/mcgregor.

Wintering raptors, especially red-tail hawks, can commonly be seen along highways throughout the county.

DOUGLAS — Bald eagles are now commonly seen along the mainstem portion of the Umpqua River from Roseburg to Reedsport. They often are feeding on the carcasses of spawned-out salmon.