Birds of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area
Near Road Birding
You will find year-round birding opportunities in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Here are a few suggestions on where you can find particular species of birds.
South Jetty Area
Marsh habitat, tidal flats and the beach environments provide a diversity of bird viewing opportunities.
Lagoon - an old oxbow of the Siltcoos River, offers great birding. Hike the Waxmyrtle trail that follows the Siltcoos River, providing views of a rich estuary.
Great Blue Heron
Eel Creek Area
Shore pine forest and thickets of dense brush are great habitat for small songbirds and woodpeckers.
Take a hike along Bulebill Lake, or check the tidal flats adjacent to Hwy 101. Birding varies with the tide.
Orange Crowned warblers
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Great Horned Owl