Eastgate Woodlands/West D Street Greenway
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In Eastgate Woodlands, a small Great Blue Heron nesting colony is directly above the W end of Riverbank Trail. Brown Creeper, Western Wood-Pewee, Black-headed Grosbeak and Wilson’s Warbler nest here. Swainson’s Thrush sings its beautiful dawn song in late spring, and hummingbirds frequent the delphiniums. Violet-green, Tree and Barn Swallows are common over the river in summer. Downy Woodpecker, Spotted Towhee, Song Sparrow, Bewick’s Wren, Bushtit and Black-capped Chickadee can be found all year. Deer and river otter are occasionally seen. In winter, gulls and Double-crested Cormorant feed and rest along the river.
From the intersection of Main and Mill St near downtown Springfield, drive N on Mill St 0.2 mi to D St. Turn L (W) on D St and proceed 0.9 mi to the stop sign at Aspen St. Turn L (S) onto Aspen and follow the road into the park and the parking area (0.2 mi). From the parking area, Eastgate Woodlands is to the W, while West D Street Greenway is to the E. From the extensive Eugene/Springfield riverbank trail system, the bike path enters Eastgate Woodlands under I-5. From the E, the bike path enters West D Street Greenway from West D St, 0.4 mi W of Mill St.