This mitigation project comprises about 60 ac of open wetland with hummocks that become islands as water levels drop during summer. The perimeter is fenced and the interior is off-limits, but viewing is possible from the N side of a large off-leash dog field. This is an excellent site for waterfowl in winter, and southbound shorebirds in late summer, including Pectoral Sandpiper. Summering ducks include Cinnamon and Blue-winged Teal. Many swallows forage over the water in season. Check the wooded edges for warblers, vireos, and tanagers. Yellow-headed Blackbird has nested here. Red-shouldered Hawk appears occasionally, while American Kestrel, Red-tail Hawk, Osprey, and Bald Eagle are expected. Another 0.5 mi NW on Broadacre is Force Lake, a good place to view migrant grebes, ducks, and shorebirds. From Portland, take I-5 to Exit 306B for the Expo Center. Turn L at the bottom of the ramp, go under the freeway, and turn R on Expo Rd. From Vancouver or Hayden Island, take Exit 306 (Interstate Ave), stay in R lane and take another exit for Delta Park / Portland Meadows in 0.25 mi. At the bottom of the ramp, go straight 0.2 mi on Expo Rd and turn L on Broadacre. Small parking areas are on both sides of the road within 0.1 mi, just past the entrance to Portland International Raceway.
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