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Sewage Ponds of Portland

Birdwatchers have long known that wastewater treatment plants can be prime sites for viewing migrating and wintering waterfowl. The nutrient-rich waters of the treatment ponds provide ideal habitat for dozens of species. At a facility near Nahalem, Bill Tice shows us what attracts both birds and birders to these areas.

First Broadcast: 1999
Producer: Eric Cain

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