Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, Bandon

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Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge is a U.S. National Wildlife Refuge on Oregon's coast. It is one of six National Wildlife Refuges comprising the Oregon Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex and is renowned among bird watchers for being able to view rare shorebirds including ruff, Hudsonian godwit, and Mongolian plover. The refuge was last expanded in 1999, it now has 889acre in two units: Bandon Marsh and Ni-les'tun.
Bandon Marsh is popular for hunting, fishing, clamming, birding and photography. The wildlife refuge protects the largest tidal salt marsh in the Coquille River estuary. The mudflats are rich in clam, crab, worm, and shrimp and attracts migrating shorebirds, waterfowl, coho salmon, as well as the California brown pelican. More common shorebird species include western and least sandpiper, semipalmated plover, black-bellied plover, Pacific golden plover, red phalarope, whimbrel, dunlin.
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  • Quite a large area. The refuge protects the largest remaining tidal salt marsh within the Coquille River estuary. There is a viewing playform as well as a path that takes you through a short walk out ...  more »
  • Depends on the time of year when you are visiting,but a nice place to view wildlife. Saw some sea birds,but that was all suring our recent visit. Recommend stopping there.  more »
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