Bird Watching in Veneta, Oregon


Applegate Pioneer Museum

The Applegate Museum was founded in 2000, And is a non-profit 501-c3. Before moving to its current location the museum was located in the historic Pine Grove School Building. and located in Spencer Creek area. Originally built as a school in the mid 1910s the building was converted into Applegate Pioneer Museum in 2000. The mission of the all-volunteer historical museum is to preserve the history of the West Lane area. Donations are welcome. Contact Violet Shafer at 541-935-1836 for additional information or to schedule a tour.

The Applegate Pioneer Museum is located at 24864 Broadway in Veneta, OR.

Veneta Farmers Market

Veneta’s Downtown Farmers’ Market is a great way to start your weekend. Stay and shop for fresh seasonal produce, local artisan crafts and more. The Farmers’ Market is a project designed to increase community support for local farms. The organization hopes the farmers’ market will assist community members to decrease their environmental impact, While increasing their consumption of local food. Creating relationships with local farmers and increasing local knowledge of farm products available within 10 miles of their homes.

West Broadway & 3rd Street
Veneta, Oregon
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Bird Watching

Fern Ridge Wildlife Area is managed primarily for waterfowl wintering and nesting. More than 250 species of birds use the area during different seasons of the year, making this an excellent birding destination. Shorebirds, raptors and wintering waterfowl including ducks, geese and swans can be seen during late fall and winter. Lake and marsh habitats provide excellent viewing opportunities.

Wintering waterfowl are best viewed on open water areas of the reservoir and in flooded cropland fields on the southeast portion of the area. Seasonal public access restrictions apply to protect wintering waterfowl. Maps and bird checklists are available at area headquarters and parking area information kiosks. There are boat and canoe access sites and nature trails to provide lake and wildlife area access during spring and summer months.

More information is available on the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife website.