Tree silhouette against sunset.
Geese in flight against sunset.
Geese in flight across a pond at sunset.

Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge

Providing a safe stopover point on the Pacific Flyway

Designated as a refuge in 1992, the refuge includes several parcels of land along the Tualatin River. Public access is only allowed in one section near Sherwood, Oregon.

One visit in late January included two great blue herons, a white egret, coots and ducks, grazing nutria, red-tailed hawks and their smaller cousins, as well as the resident pair of bald eagles.

For more, visit the Wildlife Refuge homepage.

Geese in pond at sunset.
Trees bathed in golden sunset.
Wintry wetland scene with snow-covered trees.