McMinnville Rotary Park
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This 33-ac wooded park on the edge of McMinnville has 1.5 mi of gravel trails, with wooden bridges over Baker Creek. Warblers and other migrants abound in spring, and remarkably, Northern Waterthrush has been seen here twice in recent years. Virginia Rail and Green Heron are present around the three ponds, along with Hairy and Downy Woodpeckers and Red-breasted Sapsucker. Also watch for Stellers Jay, Cedar Waxwing, Black-capped and Chestnut-backed Chickadees, Bushtit, Evening and Black-headed Grosbeaks.
Take Hwy 99 Business through McMinnville to the light at Baker Creek Rd. Turn W, then N on Baker St and travel 0.25 mi to the park on the L. GPS 45 13 N, 123 11 W.