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Plan your trip to Eugene, Cascades & Coast.


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.

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Overlooking the Dorena Reservoir, this easy paved 15.6 mile (25 km) trail is lovely cycling. It replaces the original tracks of the Oregon Pacific and Eastern Railway, which ran from Cottage Grove to

Downtown to Culp Creek,  Cottage Grove  OR  97424 
P: 541.942.2411


On the Middle Fork of the Willamette River with 847 acres of wooded park land great for fishing, birding, horseback riding, trail running, hiking and mountain biking. Ten miles of Equestrain-friendly

Wheeler Rd,  Dexter  OR  97431 
P: 800.551.6949


The Fern Ridge ponds and wetlands are part of Willamette Valley's largest reservoir at 9,000 acres (3,642 ha). The perimeter marshes host over 250 speicies of birds including Great Blue Herons,

Clear Lake Rd,  Junction City  OR  97448 
P: 541.682.2000


Garden Lake Park is easily-accessible, family-friendly and offers informative bird watching with interpretative signs. Spot Osprey, Bald Eagle, Great Blue Heron, beavers and turtles. The park offers

East of Interstate 5,  Creswell  OR  97426 
P: 541.895.2531


A day-use park on the north shore of Dexter Reservoir. Amenities include a picnic shelter, children's playground, basketball court and a swim beach. There is a marina, large dock and four lane boat

Pengra Rd,  Lowell  OR  97452 


With nearly 200 sites along more than 1,000 miles of scenic roadways, the Cascades is an area for birders of all skill and interest levels. The Delta Old Growth Trail winds through low-elevation,

Delta Old Growth Trail,  Cascade Mountain Range  OR  97413 


Where Cape Creek meets the Pacific Ocean, Heceta Head Lighthouse and scenic viewpoint is an excellent location to search for the different types of seabirds that nest and migrate along the Oregon

Heceta Head Lighthouse,  Oregon Coast  OR  97439 


An expansive stretch of dunes and coastline are home to Great Horned Owls, Downy Woodpeckers and Northern Harries. Part of the Siuslaw National Forest, the Oregon Dunes cover 40 miles (64 km) along

855 Hwy 101,  Florence  OR  97439 
P: 541.271.6000


Beach day use with paved parking and direct pedestrian beach access. Stagecoach Trailhead includes the accessible Lagoon trail and the longer Waxmyrtle trail. Hike three miles around Siltcoos Lake

Hwy 101, 7 miles (11 km) south of Florence,  Florence  OR  97439 
P: 541.750.7000


A paved public boat ramp provides access for both bank and boat anglers on the McKenzie River. Catch trout and Steelhead. Facilities include parking, accessible pit toilets and wood wildlife viewing

Hwy 126,  Vida  OR  97488 


Here fresh water from the Siuslaw River mixes with the Pacific Ocean. Low-tide sand flats and rocky ledges play host to plover, yellowlegs, dowitchers, sandpipers, loons and White-tailed Kite. South

South of Florence on Hwy 101,  Florence  OR  97439 
P: 541.750.7000


Birdwatch at 21 Springfield birding sites. The sites include Willamette Heights, Dorris Ranch, Jasper Pond, Clearwater Park, Volunteer Park, Wyatt Meadows, Jasper Meadows, Walterville Pond, Bob Artz

508 Valley View Ave,  Springfield  OR  97477 


Dorris Ranch is a superb one-stop birding location. A 258-acre, working filbert farm, Dorris Ranch is part of the Springfield Community Birding Trail. With upland prairie and riparian forest, this

Dorris Ranch,  Springfield  OR  97477 


Many of the birds that Lewis & Clark wrote about in their journals over 200 years ago can be found throughout the lush landscape that marks the end of the Oregon Trail. The Delta Ponds in the heart

Delta Ponds,  Willamette Valley  OR  97401