SITE 23
WALKER ROAD

Directions: Go north on Highway 101 4.3 miles, go east on Highway 199 2.3 miles to Walker Road, turn left.

Description: This is the best location in the county to potentially see a Barred Owl in the redwood forest. Proceed along the road toward the river and stop at several spots (0.4 miles, stop and take left at 0.6 miles and 0.8 miles.). February to May is peak owl

Amenities:

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Site:
 Redwood National and State Parks
 
vocalizing season, but they reside in the area year round. Dusk to after dark is the best time to try. Listen for their distinct hooting sentences. Other owls have been recorded here: Spotted, Great Horned, Northern Pygmy, and Northern Saw-whet. Other redwood forest birds in the appropriate season include Northern Flicker, Winter Wren, Hairy and Pileated Woodpecker, Olive-sided and Pacific-slope Flycatchers, Western Wood-Peewee, Gray and Steller’s Jays, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Winter Wren, Golden and Ruby-crowned Kinglets, Swainson’s, Hermit, and Wilson’s Warblers, Western Tanager, Purple Finch, Red Crossbill, and Pine Siskin. The gravel road ends on the river bar of the Smith River. Look for birds on and along the river vicinity seasonally: Bald Eagle, Osprey, Great Blue Heron, Common Raven, Turkey Vulture, Common Merganser, Spotted Sandpiper, and Violet-green Swallow.
 
walker road map
 
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