Hunsaker Road Pond

Hunsaker Road Pond is a privately owned pond, and is best viewed from the ample road shoulder. Black-necked Stilt have nested here in recent years. Other shorebirds occur during spring migration. Great Egret is a regular visitor whenever water is present. By late summer, the pond is usually dry, so this site is of seasonal interest only. The fields around Hunsaker Rd are also worth a scan; in winter look for Northern Shrike and Short-eared Owl.

From I-5, take Exit 243, and turn E on Ankeny Hill Rd to Jefferson Hwy. Turn R(S) on Jefferson Hwy (Hwy 99 SE) and in 0.5 mi turn L on Wintercreek Rd. Cross Parrish Gap Rd at 2.9 mi and continue onto Valley View Rd for 1.1 mi. Go L on Duckflat Rd and proceed 1.8 mi to the intersection with Hunsaker Rd. The pond is at this intersection.