Raccoon Point and North Reeder Road, Sauvie Island Wildlife Area

Raccoon Point and Viewing Platform No. 1 along Reeder Road 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 Road at the North end of Reeder Road 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. Raccoon Point and beaches along Reeder Road draw migrant shorebirds in late summer. The beaches along Reeder Road 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 North on Sauvie Island Road 1.1 mi to Howell Territorial Park on the Right. Continue North on Sauvie Island Road another 1.1 mi to a Right turn onto Reeder Road. On Reeder Road go 3.2 mi (2 mi past the Oak Island turnoff) to a gravel parking lot on the Left. To get to Viewing Platform No. 1, continue North on Reeder Road another 4 mi beyond Raccoon Point; turn Left into the parking lot. Rentenaar Road is 3 mi further North on Reeder Road, which turns to gravel farther North.