Cook Park Wetlands
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These wetlands feature nesting Great Blue Heron and Green Heron, as well as Great Egrets in winter. Northern Harrier and Bald Eagle are often seen, and shorebirds stop by in migration. A spotting scope will help you to see the heron rookery in Durham City Park (across the railroad tracks). Belted Kingfisher and Rough-winged Swallow nest in the bank across from the boat ramp. The Tualatin Riverkeepers (www. tualatinriverkeepers.org) offer public canoe trips from this site each summer. A pedestrian/bike bridge connects to Tualatin Community Park (T1). Other trails give birders access to the Tualatin River and Hedges Creek Marsh in Tualatin.
From I-5 Exit 289, go W on Nyberg Rd 0.3 mi. Turn R on SW 72nd Ave. Go 1.4 mi N. Turn L on SW Durham Rd. Go 1.3 mi and turn L on SW 92nd Ave. Go 0.5 mi to 17005 SW 92nd Ave; Cook Park is at the bottom of the hill. By foot or bicycle from Site T1: Use pedestrian/bicycle bridge across the Tualatin River from the N end of Tualatin Community Park. Transit: From the commuter rail stop in Tualatin, walk or bicycle via Site T1 over the Tualatin River pedestrian/bike bridge.