Viewing Outlook: April 30, 2009

JACKSON/JOSEPHINE - Goslings are being seen on the Denman Wildlife Area. Within the next month there will be more, and a few ducklings will appear. Also, ospreys are building nests along the Rogue River and near lakes and ponds. A covered viewing station on the Denman Wildlife Area provides a good opportunity to view waterfowl, egrets, raptors and songbirds.

Now is a good time to search the woods for shed antlers, both black-tailed deer and Roosevelt elk. Look for public winter-range access at places off Obenchain Road and Salt Creek. Once foliage returns to oak trees and brush sprouts on the forest floor, sheds will become more difficult to find.

DOUGLAS - Various songbirds such as Western bluebirds, black-headed grosbeaks, house wrens, thrushes and various sparrows are present at Stewart Park Duck Pond and Stewart Park trail in Roseburg.

COOS - Loons and several species of grebes are present for viewing. Point Adams, near the Charleston boat basin, is a good place to see these birds and others that are moving in and out of South Slough.

KLAMATH - White pelicans have arrived and can be seen throughout the Klamath Basin. Thousands of lesser snow geese, Ross's geese and white-fronted geese can be found feeding in agricultural lands near Klamath Falls and south to the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge. The most recent survey showed approximately 500,000 migratory geese in the basin.

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