On the south-central Oregon coast where Tahkenitch Creek enters the Pacific Ocean, about 8 miles NNW of Reedsport, Douglas County. This is a small beach area and small estuary at the mouth of Tahkenitch Creek. Important Snowy Plover habitat occurs at the mouth of the creek, an area which can also hold large concentrations of migrating shorebirds. Sanderlings and other shorebirds can be found in high numbers from Tahkenitch south to Threemile Creek.

Ornithological Summary

Snowy Plovers nest at the mouth of Tahkenitch Creek. Concentrations of over 1,000 shorebirds (mostly Sanderlings) have been observed during migration roosting and gathering in pretty high numbers at the mouth of the creek, as well as along the stretch of beach from Siltcoos to Overlook to Tahkenitch south to Threemile Creek (Dave Lauten pers. comm.). Other species present include Caspian Tern, Common Loon, Great Blue Heron and Western Grebe.

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