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Site Guide: Jacobson/Croeni Ponds, Washington County, Oregon


Submitted by: Greg Gillson on Wednesday, March 24, 2004

Site: Jacobson/Croeni Ponds (Westmark Pond)

County: Washington

General directions: From Hwy 26, take Cornelius Pass exit, north 0.7 miles to NW Jacobson Rd, west 0.5 miles to NW Croeni Rd, north 0.3 miles to NW Westmark Dr.

Alternate directions: One pond at the intersection of NW Croeni Rd and NW Westmark Dr.

Another pond just west of the intersection of NW Jacobson Rd and NW Croeni Rd.

Street parking in this low-traffic new industrial area.

Habitats: Two mitigation ponds, variously referred to as Croeni Pond, Jacobson Pond, Westmark Pond.

Season: spring and fall

Comments: Shorebirds, including the uncommon Solitary Sandpiper & rare Semipalmated Sandpiper, among the common Western and Least Sandpipers, Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, Long-billed Dowitchers, Killdeer, Dunlin, and Wilson's Snipe.

Northern Harriers frequent, Horned Larks singing in spring 2002 over industrial fields prior to construction.