3. Goose Lake State Park
Habitat: Just west of the community of New Pine Creek on the Oregon and California state line, this Oregon State Park provides public access to Goose Lake. The lake is a large (8 miles wide and 20 miles long) and shallow (average depth of 4 feet), providing wet meadow, riparian, marsh, and shallow water habitats.
Birds: Goose Lake and shoreline is heavily used as a migratory and nesting area for many species of waterfowl and shorebirds. Access to the lake is limited to the Goose Lake State Park or by launching a small boat from park area. Birds to observe include Clark's and Western Grebes; Caspian and Forster's Tern; Spotted Sandpiper; and Marbled Godwit in the fall. Look for Bullock's Oriole; Tree Swallow; Lazuli Bunting; American Goldfinch; Northern Flicker; Red-naped and Red-breasted Sapsucker; Cooper's Hawk; Warbling Vireo; Mountain Bluebird; Yellow-rumped, Wilson's, Yellow, and MacGillivray's Warblers in the cottonwood and willow habitats.
Directions: From Lakeview, travel S for 14 miles on Hwy 395 to community of New Pine Creek and turn right (W) on State Line Road for 1 mile.