Birding Tour with McKenzie River Trust

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Connect With the Land With Us!

Join McKenzie River Trust to discover the birds found at Waite Ranch.  Jim Regali and Dennis Arendt will be our ornithology guides for this walking tour.

Waite Ranch is about 3 miles from Florence, just east of the Cushman Bridge between Hwy 126 and the Siuslaw River.

Historically, the property was a tidal estuary made up of mudflats, marsh, tidal swamp, riparian forest, and possibly crabapple swamp (the rarest of estuarine plant communities). In 2010, McKenzie River Trust (MRT) bought the Waite property. MRT’s intention is to work with partners to restore it to its historic ecological state as a tidal wetland by re-establishing full tidal exchange to the property.

Waite Ranch is located on traditional lands of the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw people. (Source: Native Land App)