Bird Watching

Bird watching is one of the fastest-growing recreational sports in the country. On the Oregon Coast, there are more than 450 species of birds that may be observed. Because the Oregon Coast is located within the Pacific Flyway, hundreds of migratory birds may be viewed during the four seasons of the year here. Choose from the North Coast, Central Coast, and South Coast areas, or visit all three regions.

Due to the increased popularity of birdwatching, the Oregon Coast Birding Trail was recently developed. For detailed descriptions of birds and the best places to view them along the Oregon Coast, see Oregon Coast Birding Trails. For a quick view of birding locations, see below.

Astoria Sewage Ponds Overlook (Astoria)
Twilight Creek Eagle Sanctuary (Astoria)
Ziak Wildlife Refuge (Knappa)
Astoria Column (Astoria)
Gnat Creek Campground
Gnat Creek Fish Hatchery
Warrenton Linear Park (Warrenton)
Astoria Mitigation Bank Wetlands (Astoria)
Fort Clatsop (Warrenton)
Sunset Beach Birding (Warrenton)
Necanicum Estuary (Gearhart)
Seaside Cove (Seaside)
Cullaby Lakes Wetland Interpretive Trail (astoria)
Neawanna Point -- Coast Natural History Center (Seaside)
Feldenheimer Forest Trail (Seaside)
Lee Wooden/Fishhawk Falls (Jewell)
Jewell Meadows Wildlife Management Area
Clatsop Loop Trail, Ecola State Park (Cannon Beach)
Cannon Beach Settling Ponds (Cannon Beach)
Haystack Rock at Cannon Beach (Cannon Beach)
Nehalem Fish Hatchery (Mohler)
Henry Rierson Spruce Run Campground
Nehalem Falls Campground (Nehalem)
Alder Creek Farm (Manzanita)
Nehalem Bay Sewage Ponds (Nehalem)
Barview Jetty Park - Bird Watching (Barview)
Garibaldi Boat Basin (Garibaldi)
Bayocean Spit/Tillamook Bay (Tillamook)
Bay City Birding on Tillamook Bay (Bay City)
Bay City to Tillamook (Bay City)
Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint (Netarts)
Cape Meares National Wildlife Refuge (Oceanside)
Three Arch Rocks National Wildlife Refuge (Oceanside)
Oceanside Beach/Three Arch Rocks National Wildlife Refuge (Oceanside)
Netarts Bay (Netarts)
Munson Creek State Natural Site (Tillamook)
Whalen Island/Clay Meyers Natural Site (Tillamook)
Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area (Pacific City)
Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge
Road's End State Recreation Site (Lincoln City)
Salmon River Estuary (Lincoln City)
Spring Lake Open Space (Lincoln City)
Devil's Lake State Park (Lincoln City)
D River State Recreation Site (Lincoln City)
East Devil's Lake State Park/Rock Creek Marsh (Lincoln City)
Cascade Head Nature Preserve (Lincoln City)
Taft Waterfront Park (Lincoln City)
Drift Creek Falls (Lincoln City)
Josephine Young Park (Lincoln City)
Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge (Gleneden Beach)
Boiler Bay State Scenic Viewpoint (Depoe Bay)
Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area (Newport )
Rocky Creek State Scenic Viewpoint (Newport)
South Jetty, Yaquina Bay (Newport)
North Alsea Bay (Waldport)
Smelt Sands State Recreation Site (Yachats)
Heceta Head Lighthouse Birding (Florence)
Siltcoos Area Birding (Westlake)
Tahkenitch Dunes/Threemile Lake Trails (Reedsport)
Eel Creek (Lakeside)
Bluebill Loop (North Bend)
Horsfall Area Birding (North Bend)
Millicoma Marsh (Coos Bay)
South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve (Charleston)
Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge (Bandon)
Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge -- Nl-les'-tun Unit (Bandon)
Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge
Sixes River Estuary and Beaver Marsh (Port Orford)
Elephant Bar/Jerry's Flat (Gold Beach)
Lone Ranch Beach (Brookings)
South Jetty Siuslaw River Birding (Florence)