Bird and nature lovers will find one of the region’s premier birding spots at Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge in Yamhill County. The refuge includes “some of the best remaining examples of native upland prairie,” according to the Willamette Valley Bird Trail guide. In addition to Baskett Slough, Fort Yamhill offers birding opportunities as well as a look back into life in the 1850s and 1860s. More birding adventures await at Winter’s Hill Vineyard, where paths have been created for birdwatchers through an oak savannah and oak-fir forest. When exploring the Willamette Valley’s natural beauty, plan your stay at our Carlton bed and breakfast. It is the perfect home base for your birding adventures.