Coon Point and North Reeder Road, Sauvie Island Wildlife Area
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Coon Point and Viewing Platform No. 1 along Reeder Rd offer views of large wintering duck and goose flocks, with chance of rare Emperor or Ross’s Goose along with Canada, Cackling, Snow and Greater White-fronted Goose. Rentenaar Rd at the N end of Reeder Rd is one of Oregon’s best winter sparrow patches, with Swamp and White-throated Sparrows found annually along with more common Song, Sooty Fox, Lincoln’s, Golden-crowned, White-crowned, and Savannah Sparrows. Coon Point and beaches along Reeder Rd draw migrant shorebirds in late summer. The beaches along Reeder Rd are very popular summer destinations; birders will also enjoy nesting Pacific-slope Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo, Black-headed Grosbeak, and Bullock’s Oriole.
From the Sauvie Island park-and-ride lot, go N on Sauvie Island Rd 1.1 mi to Howell Territorial Park on the R. Continue N on Sauvie Island Rd another 1.1 mi to a R turn onto Reeder Rd. On Reeder Rd go 3.2 mi (2.0 mi past the Oak Island turnoff) to a gravel parking lot on the L. To get to Viewing Platform No. 1, continue N on Reeder Rd another 4.0 mi beyond Coon Point; turn L into the parking lot. Rentenaar Rd is 3 mi further N on Reeder Rd, which turns to gravel farther N.
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