Birding

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.

For birders in Eugene, there is an online guide to popular Eugene birding spots.

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. Every season offers new opportunities to view migrating or nesting birds.

Birding Events

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.

We are reopening on Friday, February 9, 2024 with regular business hours. The Louise Shimmel Wildlife Hospital will remain open. If you find an injured bird, please call our raptor hotline…

Talk with other bird lovers at Wild Birds Unlimited in Eugene. Their store is located in South Eugene and is stocked with gifts, bird seed and backyard feeders and local field guides.

Birding Trails & Sanctuaries 

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