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Smith & Bybee Lakes


Smith and Bybee lakes, located in north Portland, make up the largest urban wetland in the United States. Though a maze of industrialization surrounds these lakes those who make the journey will find a birders paradise. Great Blue Heron, Green Heron, Bald Eagles and King Fishers are just a few of the many species on display. The rare Western Painted Turtle also live in and around these two lakes.

First Broadcast: 1998
Producer: Eric Cain

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