Get outside with Coast Fork Birders Saturday, March 18 for a guided bird walk at William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge! Join us for a full-day birding event as Grace Fowler-Gore leads us through historic habitats to look for waterfowl, raptors, and songbirds. We will be leaving Cottage Grove at 8am and expect to reach Finley by 9:15am. Please bring weather-appropriate clothing and lunch to get you through the day. Feel free to bring any birding gear you like. Binoculars are helpful, though not required to enjoy this outing.
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“Visiting the 5,325 aces of William L. Finley NWR is a great way to see what the Willamette Valley once looked like, when the Kalapuya were stewards of the land. With over 12 miles of trails, you can see the rare and historic Valley habitat types: Oak savanna, wetland prairie, mixed forest, riparian, upland prairie, and both permanent and seasonal wetlands.“
Driving Directions: Travel south 10 miles from Corvallis, OR or north 7.5 miles from Monroe. Visitors can access the northern half of the refuge via Finley Refuge Road at the western entrance off Bellfountain Road or the eastern entrance off Highway 99W. The southern half can be accessed via Bruce Road, with entrances off both Highway 99W and Bellfountain Road.