Grand Prairie Park
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This small park with picnic tables and basketball courts attracts a few Eurasian Wigeon along with American Wigeon flocks in most winters, as well as scaup and gull flocks that regularly include Glaucous-winged, Herring, Thayer’s, and California Gulls, with chance of Western or Glaucous Gulls. All of these birds become acclimated to humans, allowing for very close study. Songbird habitat is minimal, so this is a specialty stop.
From US Hwy 20 1.1 mi W of I-5 in Albany, go S on Geary St for 1.1 mi. Turn E on Grand Prairie Rd and go 0.4 mi to park entrance on R. GPS 44 36.861 N, 123 04.501 W. Transit: Albany Transit runs bus routes on nearby 34th Ave and Waverly Dr.