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    Harriers fly low, miss little

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

    Meet these so-called "marsh hawks"

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    A Predator Nonpareil

    Speed. Power. Fearlessness. The Peregrine Falcon has it all. Perched atop wind-bowed conifers, these hunters rule the coast with impunity.

    Meet the world's fastest animal

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    Wildlife Gallery

    Flora and fauna abound in the mosaic of habitats at Nestucca Bay NWR—all that's required is patient observation to suss them out.

    Browse images of refuge wildlife

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    A Variegated Landscape

    Nestucca Bay NWR boasts some seven different habitat types. Ever heard of forested lagg? Or sphagnum bog, or shrub carr? They're all here.

    Get the lay of the land and its inhabitants

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    Birding & Blues Festival 2016

    Join us April 29-May 1 for the 12th annual Birding & Blues Festival in Pacific City.

    Get more details here


Protected as Refuge: Two Rivers Peninsula

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The inclusion of this 102-acre forested headland within the Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge protects a dramatic coastal vista near Pacific City, as well as provides future hiking, birding, and wildlife viewing opportunities for the public.

Read about the collaborative effort to secure this stunning property

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.

Nestucca Bay is managed as part of the Oregon Coastal Refuge Complex.

Learn more about the complex 

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


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 — Cotton Moss - Peter Pearsall/USFWS, Oregon Silverspot Butterfly - USFWS, Moss sporophytes - ©Stephanie Mcknight, Golden-crowned Kinglet - Peter Pearsall/USFWS, Obscure Bumblebee - Roy Lowe/USFWS, Northern Harrier - ©Kenneth Cole Schneider, Peregrine Falcon - USFWS, Great Blue Heron - Roy Lowe/USFWS, Two Rivers Peninsula - ©Bergman Photography, Black-throated Gray Warbler - ©Ram Papish
Last Updated: Oct 13, 2016


  • Birding and Blues Festival

    PROMO List BB 150x118April 29, 2016 - May 01, 2016

    Fans of the region's feathered friends will flock to Pacific City April 29-May 1 for the 12th annual Birding & Blues Festival.

    Learn more and register today!
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