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Stewart Pond includes a large emergent wetland and several smaller ponds, and is adjacent to oak savanna and forested wetland habitats. Scan for shorebirds, waterfowl, and wading birds in winter and during spring migration, and check edge habitats for songbirds. The pond is usually dry Jun-Oct. Peregrine Falcon has been seen here. An observation and photography blind is located along the west edge of the pond. A 0.5 mi soft-surface trail leads to the forested wetlands. Other informal paths allow access to an extensive area with varied habitats.
From West 11th Ave (Hwy 126) in W Eugene, turn N on Bertelsen Rd. Drive 0.1 mi and turn E (R) on Stewart Rd. Go 0.5 mi, turn N (L) into the Stewart Pond parking lot. Bicycle access is via the Fern Ridge Path, which crosses Bertelsen Rd at Stewart Rd. Transit: Lane Transit District Bus 43 runs along W 11th Ave. Get off at stop E of Wallis St and walk N 0.1 mi.