Bird Watching Newport
Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge

This NWR comprises 1,853 rocks, reefs, and islands dispersed along 320 miles of the Oregon coastline. These protected habitats provide homes for thousands of birds. The refuge is closed to public entry to preserve the habitat for wildlife, but there are numerous vantage points for observing.

Thirteen seabird species nest on this refuge, including common murres, tufted puffins, Leach's and fork-tailed storm-petrels, rhinoceros auklets, Brandt's, pelagic and double-crested cormorants, and pigeon guillemots.

Coquille Point, a mainland unit of Oregon Islands Refuge, is a panoramic place to view seabirds. The point overlooks a series of offshore rocks that provide habitat for common murre, tufted puffin, western gull and Brandt's cormorant.

Coquille Point can be reached from Highway 101 by turning west onto 11th Street in Bandon.

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