On the southern Oregon coast, west and north of Langlois, crossing the Curry-Coos county line. This area includes roughly 10 miles of New River between Floras Lake and the Pacific Ocean. Approximately 60% of this area is owned and managed by the Bureau of Land Management, the remainder being private, state, and county land. The river runs parallel to the ocean just behind the foredune, and the IBA includes dry sand habitat for state and federally-listed (as threatened) Western Snowy Plover.

Ornithological Summary

Snowy Plover is present year round. During spring, up to 20,000 Aleutian Canada Geese and tens of thousands of shorebirds (peaks up to 100,000) can be observed. Numbers are usually smaller in fall.

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