Lone Ranch Beach
Along a creek and the beach, willows are home to a fair variety of perching birds. In the rocks along the shoreline, rock wren have been spotted, and bobolink have been found along the hillside above the beach. Look for harlequin duck and black oystercatcher near the creek. Northern harrier, American kestrel, and red-tailed hawk frequent the hillside above the beach. Loon, grebe, scoter, and common murre are observed off shore. Bring along a scope in September to watch migrating sooty shearwater.
From Brookings, drive north 4.5 miles on Highway 101, then turn west into Lone Ranch Beach State Wayside.
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