Oregon bird watching is rewarding, and you don't need to be an ornithologist to participate!
Just grab your binoculars and a field guide, and head out to shallow marshes, forest trails, or rugged coastline to view a wide variety of birds in their natural habitat. The best time for birding is dawn to mid-morning.
A must-do for bird lovers is a visit to Eugene's Cascades Raptor Center. See rescued and rehabilitating birds of prey and learn about their role in our eco-system. The Lane County Audubon Society holds a bird walk on the third Saturday of every month. This bird walk is open to all novice and expert birders for a small donation.
For adventurous birders, tree climbing expeditions can hoist you up 150 feet (45.72 m) into an old-growth forest canopy for a bird's eye view. Every season offers new opportunities to view migrating or nesting birds.
Delta Old Growth Trail, Cascade Mountain Range OR 97413
Heceta Head Lighthouse, Oregon Coast OR 97439