Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge

Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge protects the largest remaining tidal salt marsh within the Coquille River estuary. Located near the mouth of the Coquille River, it is an oasis for migrating shorebirds, waterfowl, coho salmon, and threatened and endangered species including bald eagle and California brown pelican. Expanded in 1999, the refuge now encompasses 889 acres and is composed of two units: Bandon Marsh and Ni-les’tun. Habitat restoration projects on the Ni-les’tun Unit will benefit fish and wildlife species and protect cultural resources.