Bird Watching Lincoln City
Salmon River Estuary

This broad estuary draws numerous water birds. Belted kingfisher, commmon merganser, and bufflehead arrive in winter and spring. Other marsh birds are the marsh wren, red-winged blackbird, song sparrow, American bittern, and common yellowthroat. Raptors include northern harrier, bald eagle, and white-tailed kite.

From Lincoln City, drive north on Highway 101 0.4 miles past the Highway 18 overpass, cross the Salmon River bridge, and locate the pullouts to survey the marsh.

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