Birds of Baskett Slough
Did you know over 200 different species of birds have been recorded in the Willamette Valley Refuge Complex?
Dusky Canada Geese
They're why we're here! The Willamette Valley NWRC was originally established to protect winter habitat for dusky Canada geese.
Wild Goose Tales
Find out what's happening at Baskett in the latest edition of the Friends of the Willamette Valley NWRC Newsletter, Wild Goose Tales!
Wild Goose Tales
Did you know Baskett Slough actively manages land to feed wintering geese?
Learn how we manage land for geese
About the Complex
A collection of three refuges provides wintering habitat and sanctuary for the dusky Canada goose, other waterfowl, and migratory birds in Oregon's emerald landscape, the Willamette Valley
Baskett Slough is managed as part of the Willamette Valley NWR Complex.
Learn more about the complex
About the NWRS
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.
Learn more about the NWRS
What's New at Baskett Slough?
Este es un evento familiar, de todas las edades, gratis para quienes quieran saber mas sobre los Refugios, aves, salir al aire libre y conocer mas amigos. Join us for one hour walks that will introduce you to some of the popular trails of the Willamette Valley Refuges! Free, family friendly, and a great way to expand your Spanish vocabulary, spot some neat wildlife, get outside, and make some new friends! 2/11, 3/25, 4/8 and 4/15 at 10 am. 2017 WVNWRC Bilingual Nature Hikes
On August 21st the moon will cross in front of the sun, creating a solar eclipse. Click here for more details on eclipse viewing in the region and the limited options and special closures at the 3 Refuges.2017 Solar Eclipse ST Message
The Winter Sanctuary Season begins at Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge on October 1st each year and will run through March. Learn more
We have a new bird list, all updated, revamped and looking quite spectacular! Thank you to volunteer and graphic designer, Jon Hazen for making this happen! Also, thanks to Joel Geier, Bill Tice and refuge staff for compiling the data. We hope you enjoy it! Tambien, tenemos uno en Espanol.WVNWRC new Bird List
Once believed to be extinct, the Fender's blue butterfly was rediscovered on Baskett Butte in the 1980's and has since been designated as Endangered under the Endangered Species Act. The Fender's blue is so rare due to its complete dependence on the disappearing oak savanna habitat which was once prolific in the Willamette Valley.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Canada Geese, George Gentry/USFWS, American White Pelicans, © Jim Leonard, Double Crested Cormorant, © Jim Leonard, American White Pelican, © Jim Leonard, Canada Geese, USFWS
Last Updated: Jan 13, 2017