WATCHING LOCAL BIRDS
The south coast of Oregon is a wonderful place to watch birds. Given our wide variety of habitats-- from ocean waves, offshore rocks, beaches, and headlands, to rivers and marshes, forests and mountains--we have a wide variety of birds. Birders have identified 396 species in Curry County alone.
Many songbirds and waterbirds come here to winter, and during spring and fall migrations thousands of shorebirds, enormous flocks of geese, and other species of birds pass through.
Our distinctive offshore rocks, all protected in the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge, also provide unique breeding habitat for over 700,000 sea birds--a significant percentage of seabird nesting habitat for the entire west coast.
To learn more, explore all our Watching Local Birds pages: