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Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge

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Well laid-out. Take your binoculars

There is ample parking, and the information boards are very useful. To fully appreciate the birds... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2018
Geoff R
Ashland, Oregon
Very Good To Watch Birds

Great location for a large variety of shorebirds and sea birds. Very picturesque and if you have... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2018
Richard E
Coos Bay, Oregon
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1 Jan 2018
“Well laid-out. Take your binoculars”
1 Jan 2018
“Very Good To Watch Birds”
Experience the estuary at Bandon Marsh. Go birding at the Ni-les'tun Unit and see songbirds, raptors, craines and herons. Take a walk and experience the natural beauty of the coast.
83673 N Bank Ln, Bandon, OR 97411-9328
+1 541-347-1470
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great little treasure that I never heard of and I been living in this state 48years... had lots of fun feeding the roaming deer and other animals. Got to pet and take pictures with baby lion, tiger, fox and something else, dont...More

1  Thank Tammy S
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Depends on the time of year when you are visiting,but a nice place to view wildlife. Saw some sea birds,but that was all suring our recent visit. Recommend stopping there.

Thank Lainers60
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

In early March I only saw 2 pairs of Canadian geese. But the site is excellent (even a peek-a-boo view of the li lighthouse). As it's literally on the (back) way to or from Bandon, it's worth a 5 minute looksie. Note that the overlook...More

1  Thank Camille R
Reviewed 5 February 2018

This is one of those places that is tucked away and many people forget it exists. Thus, you can often have the entire place to yourself There is a picnic table on the observation deck, walking trails and a wonderful view of the local marshland

Thank KcSaxton
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Located right across the river from Bandon, and to the south of Bullards beach state park, there are many view points, many with benches. Make sure that you have a good pair of binoculars! You never know what you might see!

Thank Jabubet
Reviewed 2 January 2018

There is ample parking, and the information boards are very useful. To fully appreciate the birds, you will need to take binoculars...

Thank Geoff R
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Great location for a large variety of shorebirds and sea birds. Very picturesque and if you have binoculars or a scope I would bring them along! Nice deck walk to viewing area, but wear boots if you want to walk into the marsh along the...More

Thank Richard E
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Try the Ni-les'tun part of this marsh. It's very quiet with a pathway along the edge of the marsh and views of the Bandon bridge.

Thank nwtravelerOregon
Reviewed 9 June 2017

It really is going to be a nice park, nice little walk, well kept up but little to no bird activity. Like the other review, I went a couple of different times. It's a great place to walk the dog. We were staying at the...More

Thank Bill C
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Visited this May 23 stopping at several of the areas both during high tide and low tide. Place looks well maintained and the information boards were well done and educational. However, there was very little animal activity including bird life. Perhaps we were in between...More

2  Thank Suzanne B
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