Bandon - Bandon Marsh National Wildlife RefugeRiverside Drive Northeast
Bandon, Oregon 97411
The expansive mudflats at the Bandon Marsh Unit are teeming with a motley assortment of clams, crabs, worms and shrimp, which provide a nourishing meal for migrating shorebirds. Birdwatchers visiting in the spring or fall can expect to see thousands of Western and Least Sandpiper, Semipalated Plover, Black-bellied Plover, Pacific Golden Plover, Red Phalarope, Whimbrel, Dunlin and rarities like Ruff.
Waterfowl, herons and falcons can also be viewed from the Bandon Marsh observation deck located on the west side of Riverside Drive.
How to get there:
The park is just north of the Coquille River Bridge. Take a look at the map for your best route to get there.
The park is one of the best birding areas along the Pacific Coast. For more information, visit the Park's Website.
Other things to do in the area:
Seven Devils State Recreation Site is a nice beach that also has part of the Oregon Coastal Trail running through it. Face Rock State Park and Bullards Beach are beautiful beaches that showcase the incredible Oregon coastline. The Bandon Historical Society Museum will give you a little history about the area you're exploring.