Oak Island, Sauvie Island Wildlife Management Area
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Oak Island Rd passes through the Willamette Valley’s main wintering area for Sandhill Crane flocks. In addition to huge flocks of Canada and Cackling Goose, flocks of Greater White-fronted Goose can also be seen. Wintering raptors include Rough-legged Hawk, Merlin, and Peregrine Falcon. The Oak Island unit of the wildlife management area is closed Oct – Apr. After it opens in May, look for nesting Western Wood-Pewee, White-breasted Nuthatch, Cedar Waxwing and Black-headed Grosbeak along the 2-mi Oak Island Loop Trail. On the way to Oak Island, birders are invited to visit and bird the grounds of Kruger’s Farm Market on Sauvie Island Rd, 1.6 mi from the bridge.