Birding Oregon  by John Rakestraw

Birding Oregon Guide Book

by John Rakestraw (Falcon Guides)
Birding Oregon  by John Rakestraw
Oregon's wide diversity of habitats lends itself to a rich medley of birdlife - more than 500 species, ranging from Black-footed Albatross to Black-throated sparrows. Birding Oregon guides you to more than 200 of the finest birding locations throughout the state - from sage steppes, wetlands, and mountains, to open ocean, forests, and tundra, to farmland and even urban areas. Organized by region, this comprehensive reference includes everything you need for a rewarding bird-watching experience.

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Trails from the "Birding Oregon" Guide Book
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The habitats near Ashland include lower-elevation lakes and riparian habitats close to town, as well as higher-elevation lakes, meadows and woodlands to the south and east. This chapter contains infor ...
Ashland, OR - Birding
The landscape near Baker City is dominated by vast expanses of sage steppe, providing a haven for those species that specialize in this habitat. The reservoirs concentrate large numbers of waterfowl a ...
Baker City, OR - Birding
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The Bandon area is one of the best in the state for migrant shorebirds. All of the regularly occurring species can be found here, along with an impressive list of vagrants. Large offshore rocks in the ...
Bandon, OR - Birding
This sprawling city on the western edge of the High Desert has several parks that attract good numbers of both migrant and resident species. Tumalo State Park and Sawyer Park offer extensive riparian ...
Bend, OR - Birding
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The southernmost 25 miles or so of Oregon’s coastline have several productive birding sites, most of which can be checked fairly quickly. Be especially alert for Elegant Terns and Allen’s Hummingbirds ...
Brookings, OR - Birding,Hiking
The town of Cannon Beach is a very popular tourist town. As a result the city itself should probably be avoided on summer weekends. But a couple of sites in this area are definitely worth some birding ...
Cannon Beach, OR - Birding
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Cape Blanco is the westernmost point in Oregon. In addition to the beaches and headlands, habitats here include freshwater wetlands and brushy meadows in the Sixes River Valley. The nearby town of Por ...
Port Orford, OR - Birding
Both these sites lie in the Columbia Plateau, a region that has been largely converted from grassland to agriculture. Small patches of grassland still attract Grasshopper Sparrows, Long-billed Curlews ...
Umatilla, OR - Birding
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Coos Bay is the largest estuary in Oregon, providing extensive mudflats for migrant shorebirds and waterfowl. The surrounding freshwater marshes, woodlands, and coastal headlands add to the species di ...
Coos Bay, OR - Birding
The area around Enterprise is one of the most scenic and productive areas for birding in eastern Oregon. This is a major destination for birders seeking winter finches, but the area offers good birdin ...
Enterprise, OR - Birding
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Marshes and grasslands cover the east side of the Fern Ridge Reservoir area, while the west side provides more wooded and brushy habitats. The open water of the lake itself is best viewed from the dam ...
Veneta, OR - Birding
The mouth of the Siuslaw River marks the northern end of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Although much of the naturally shifting sand in this area has been hobbled by introduced European Be ...
Florence, OR - Birding
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Three distinct habitats are found within a span of 25 miles in northwestern Lake County. This chapter contains information about birding around the following areas: Paulina Marsh, Fort Rock State Park ...
La Pine, OR - Birding
While the main attraction for birders when visiting Fort Stevens State Park is the south jetty of the Columbia River, the park offers access to forest, brush, and a freshwater lake as well. There is a ...
Warrenton, OR - Birding
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Habitats around Grants Pass include the mature woodlands of Siskiyou National Forest, dry chaparral, and the riparian corridor along the scenic Rogue River. This chapter contains information about b ...
Grants Pass, OR - Birding
Hart Mountain is a large fault block that rises abruptly almost 3,600 feet above the wetlands of the Warner Valley. From the sharp peaks of the west side, the refuge slopes gently down toward the Catl ...
Burns, OR - Birding
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Located in the broad Grande Ronde Valley between the Blue and Wallowa Mountains, the area around La Grande offers excellent birding for wetland and grassland species. Access the Wallowa Mountains and ...
La Grande, OR - Birding
While Lakeview serves primarily as the base of operations for birders visiting Hart Mountain Refuge and the Warner Valley, the town itself provides some good birding opportunities. Approaching Lakevie ...
Lakeview, OR - Birding
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Larch Mountain provides easy access to birds of the coniferous forest. The birder can choose to drive all the way to the summit, walk short distances into several clear-cuts, or hike for several miles ...
Sandy, OR - Birding
The Klamath Basin, which straddles the Oregon/California border, is one of the most important staging areas in North America for migrant waterfowl. These birds, in turn, attract large numbers of winte ...
Klamath Falls, OR - Birding
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