“A trout fishers paradise”
This pond is maintained primarily for trout fishing. Its quality as a birding location depends on the amount of fishing activity. The pond is bordered by riparian woods along the adjacent Yamhill River and Willamina Creek. The pond builds up concentrations of fall waterfowl from September through December, and has hosted numerous unusual species, including Surf and White-winged Scoters, Horned Grebe, and Barrow's and Common Goldeneyes. Wading birds may also be present. Be sure to scan the nearby woods for swallow and other songbirds; occasionally Black Phoebe is seen here. From late winter through summer, the site frequently has enough fishermen to keep waterfowl away, but riparian songbirds stay in the area year-round. From Hwy 18 Business Route (Main St) in Willamina, turn S on E St. Go about 1 block and turn L on Yamhill. Follow Yamhill into the parking area for the park/pond. GPS 45 4.72 N, 123 29.15 W.
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