Bring your binoculars as you visit the land at the end of the Oregon Trail!

Watch surfbirds and black oystercatchers scramble over rocky headlands between crashing waves, as gray whales spout just off the Oregon Coast.

Look for Lewis's woodpecker and Clark's nutcracker as you listen to the song of hermit warblers, among majestic pines framing the snowy volcanic peaks of the Cascades.

Listen to the murmur of thousands of snow geese as they settle to rest in the tule marshes of the Klamath Basin. Smell blooming sage as the song of Brewer's sparrows fills the warm evening air, in the high deserts of the Basin & Range.

Sample marionberries at a fruit stand or taste wine at a vineyard in the lush Willamette Valley, as acorn woodpeckers cavort in oaks that witnessed the first wagon trains.

This website is your guide to Oregon's amazing diversity: nearly 500 species of birds in spectacular landscapes ranging from sandy beaches to verdant forests, from desert playas to alpine meadows. Visit the links at left for more information, including downloadable guides for the four completed trails, or to learn more about plans for expanding the Oregon Birding Trail network.

Oregon's Birding Trails were featured in the June 2008 issue of Horizon Air Magazine. Click here to view the article.

A recent study conducted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service noted that Oregon had 1.5 million wildlife-watching participants in 2006. Click here to read an article from the Oregonian, that reports wildlife-watching direct spending in Oregon during 2006 was $776.4 million.


Basin & Range Birding Trail
Cascades Birding Trail
Klamath Basin Birding Trail
Oregon Coast Birding Trail
Willamette Valley Birding Trail
Newly Completed!
Proposed Statewide Trail Map
Birding Economics
Oregon Birding Trails Advisory Board
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