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The Oregon Coast's Top Wildlife Watching Spots
Published: 07/07/2015  Updated: 12/06/2018
Bald Eagles at Twilight Creek Eagle Sanctuary
Bald Eagles at Twilight Creek Eagle Sanctuary
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Twilight Creek Eagle Sanctuary

Birdwatching is king on the Oregon Coast and you may as well start with the top bird by taking a brief detour up the Columbia River and checking out one of the best places to catch sight of Bald Eagles. You can spot them cruising and hunting over the open water and marshes of Lewis and Clark National Wildlife Refuge from your very own perch on a small, roadside observation deck. You can also try walking a bit east along Burnside Loop and look up into the trees. These majestic birds often perch there, while looking for prey. Other birds that you might catch sight of here year-round include the Great Egret and Great Blue Heron. In winter, Canada Geese and Tundra Swans often seek harbor here, as well. Twilight Creek Eagle Sanctuary is located seven miles east of Astoria. - By Beth Wise

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