Birds of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area
There are year-round birding opportunities in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. The marshes, tidal flats, beaches and lagoons provide habitat for a variety of species.
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.
Siltcoos Area: 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.
Horsfall Area: 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