Pacific City , Oregon
Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge, at 1,202 acres, is the biggest of Oregon’s six Coastal Refuges. It lies where the Nestucca and Little Nestucca Rivers converge and flow into the Pacific Ocean. The Refuge exists to give wintering habitat for six subspecies of white-cheeked geese–such as Aleutian Cackling Geese and Dusky Canada Geese. The Refuge provides a home for several species of dabbling ducks, shorebirds, raptors, songbirds, anadromous fish, sylvan and estuarine mammals. It also plays host to the Oregon Silverspot Butterfly – a threatened population. With seven different habitat types on site, it’s a great place to hike for wildlife spotting or bird watching.
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