Where to Bird
United States of America -- Oregon
Discover the top birding locations in Oregon. Find out more about Oregon Bird Clubs and Birding Organizations in Oregon. Print out a checklist of Oregon birds. Find the Rare Bird Alert Phone Numbers for Oregon. Order books to help you become a better birder in Oregon. Discover links to Oregon Birding web sites. Print out special maps of Oregon before you begin your trip.
Thayer's Birds of
North America version 7
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Birds of Special Interest: Tundra Swan, Greater White-fronted Goose, Ross's Goose, Harlequin Duck, Golden Eagle, Blue Grouse, Marbled Godwit, Tufted Puffin, Sabine's Gull, Cassin's Auklet, Greater Sage-Grouse, Mountain Quail, Northern Pygmy-Owl, Band-tailed Pigeon, Vaux's Swift, Rufous Hummingbird, Red-breasted Sapsucker, Pileated Woodpecker, Hammond's Flycatcher, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Steller's Jay, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Brown Creeper, American Dipper, Hermit Thrush, Cassin's Vireo, Hermit Warbler, Nashville Warbler, Western Tanager, Chipping Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow
|State Bird: Western Meadowlark
Oregon Field Ornithologists
NPWRC Bird Checklists - Oregon
Species Seen in Oregon: 536
State Ornithological Society:
Oregon Field Ornithologists
Rare Bird Alerts:
Electronic Mailing Lists:
OBOL: Discussion of birds in Oregon.
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Birding Links for Oregon:
Bird Guide Pelagics
Oregon Breeding Bird Atlas
The Bird Guide - Oregon
Skip Russell's Birding Page
Mike Patterson's Birding Page
Bonney Butte Raptor Project
Birding On The Oregon Coast
Curry County - Great Birding Spots
US Fish & Wildlife Refuges - Oregon
Audubon Chapters in Oregon
The Nature Conservancy - Oregon
Oregon-Washington Partners in Flight
Pete Thayer's Favorite Hot Spots:
Crater Lake National Park
42.96 N 122.06 W
Alpine forests and beautiful scenery attract birders in search of Stellar's Jay, Townsend's Solitaire, Three-toed Woodpecker and Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch.
Malheur National Wildlife Refuge
43.16 N 118.49 W
Watch for American White Pelican, Trumpeter Swan, Sage Thrasher, MacGillivray's Warbler and other western specialties. Visit in September or October and you may find a rarity or two.
Sauvie Island Wildlife Area
45.86 N 123.22 W
Visit during the fall and winter to see raptors, gulls, sparrows and waterfowl. Thayer's Gull can be found at the south end of the island. In late summer, mudflats hold thousands of shorebirds.
Tillamook Bay / Cape Meares
45.50 N 123.91 W
The entire coast along Highway 101 is a wonderful place to view seabirds. Watch for Tufted Puffin, Black Oystercatcher, Common Murre, and sea lions on the rocks. In August, scan offshore for migrating Sooty Shearwater.
Upper Klamath National Wildlife Refuge
42.48 N 122.06 W
15,000 acres of mostly freshwater marsh and open water. These habitats serve as excellent nesting and brood rearing areas for waterfowl and colonial nesting birds including American White Pelican and several heron species. Hundreds of thousands of waterfowl stop here during migration.
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