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Waterfowl numbers have been increasing in the Willamette Valley as the rains have begun. This male Northern Shoveler is still in his drab summer plumage. This Emperor Goose is currently a local celebrity in the Beaverton area, hanging out with … Continue reading

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Tualatin River NWR

Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, located just a few miles southwest of Portland on Hwy 99W, is a wonderful refuge for wintering waterfowl, despite its location in such an urban area. The dikes around the wetland areas are closed to … Continue reading

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