Farm North of Highway 2
View of English Coulee Farm North of Gateway Dr
The English Coulee passes through a farm located on the west side of Columbia Road, beginning about 1/4th mile north of US 2/Gateway Drive (see on Map). Be aware that Columbia Road is heavily traveled, and there are very few places to safely park. There is a field approach along the west side of the road, and a couple of wide places along the right (east) side where one can park for a short time, taking care not to block entryways. Once safely parked, scan the Coulee area to the west.
A dam on the English Coulee, near the barns on the north end of this area, creates considerable open water in the midst of a large pasture. Canada Goose is often the most conspicuous species here. In addition, look for any species of duck, Double-crested Cormorant, and Great Blue Heron. There are records for Green Heron, Great Egret, and Snowy Egret. Gulls, especially Ring-billed, can gather in large numbers. Shorebirds that may be present include Killdeer, eithers species of Yellowlegs, Spotted Sandpiper, and Solitary Sandpiper.
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