Oak Island, Sauvie Island Wildlife Management Area

Oak Island Roadd passes through the Willamette Valley’s main wintering area for Sandhill Crane flocks. In addition to huge flocks of Canada and Cackling Goose, flocks of Greater White-fronted Goose can also be seen. Wintering raptors include Rough-legged Hawk, Merlin, and Peregrine Falcon. The Oak Island unit of the wildlife management area is closed October through April. After it opens in May, look for nesting Western Wood-Pewee, White-breasted Nuthatch, Cedar Waxwing and Black-headed Grosbeak along the 2-mile Oak Island Loop Trail.