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    Celebrating Shorebirds

    The 30th annual Oregon Shorebird Festival in Charleston features a full weekend of activities for birders of all skill levels.

    Get details and register today!

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    Harriers fly low, miss little

    Strafing the salt marshes at Bandon Refuge is a specialized hunter, hawk-eyed with the ears and countenance of an owl.

    Meet these so-called "marsh hawks"

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    Wildlife Gallery

    Photos of wildlife and scenery found at Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge.

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    Snake vs. Newt

    Forested wetlands at Bandon Marsh NWR are host to an evolutionary arms race between two common but uniquely adapted critters.

    Learn more about this amazing match-up

 

Ni-les'tun Marsh Restored

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After more than 10 years of land acquisition, planning, design and preparation, the Ni-les'tun Tidal Marsh Restoration Project at Bandon Marsh Refuge took place from 2010 to 2011, summer to summer. After more than a century of impoundment, tides again wash over the marsh, providing habitat for shorebirds and salmon smolts alike.

Learn more about Oregon's largest tidal marsh restoration project

About the Complex

Oregon Coastal Refuge Complex

The Oregon Coastal Refuge Complex comprises six refuges along the Oregon coast, representing marine, estuarine, and old-growth forest ecosystems.

Bandon Marsh is managed as part of the Oregon Coastal Refuge Complex.

Learn more about the complex 

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.

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Page Photo Credits — Sanderling - USFWS, Muskrat - Roy Lowe/USFWS, Northern Harrier - ©Kenneth Cole Schneider, Obscure Bumblebee - Roy Lowe/USFWS, White-crowned Sparrow - Roy Lowe/USFWS, Snake and newt - ©Richard Greene, Eelgrass - Peter Pearsall/USFWS, 2016 Oregon Shorebird Festival Logo - ©Ram Papish
Last Updated: Mar 09, 2016

Events

  • Oregon Shorebird Festival

    PROMO list LBDo by Ram 150x118September 16, 2016 - September 18, 2016

    The 30th annual Oregon Shorebird Festival in Charleston features a full weekend of activities for birders of all skill levels.

    Learn more and register today!
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