Bird Watching

Bird Watching on the Oregon Coast

Tillamook County is for the Birds!

The many estuaries and coastal forest land lends itself to all types of local and migrating bird populations. Here’s where to find them:

Barview Jetty

  • Black Turnstone
  • Common Loon
  • Common Murre
  • Double-crested and Brandt’s Cormorant
  • Pelagic Pigeon Guillemot
  • Rock Sandpiper
  • Ruddy Turnstone
  • Wandering Tattler
  • Western Grebe
  • Western Gull

Bay City

  • Bald Eagle
  • Black Turnstone
  • Ruddy Turnstone
  • Caspian Tern
  • Osprey
  • Purple Martin
  • Spotted Sandpiper
  • Western Gull

Bay City to Tillamook

  • American Widgeon
  • Bald Eagle
  • Blue-winged Teal
  • Brant
  • Canada Geese
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Green Heron
  • Horned Grebe
  • Northern Pintail
  • Peregrine Falcon
  • Red Phalarope
  • Snowy Egret
  • Tundra Swan
  • White-tailed Kite

Cape Lookout State Park

  • Brown Creeper
  • Cedar Waxing
  • Golden-crowned Sparrow
  • Gray Jay
  • Hairy Woodpecker
  • Red Crossbill
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch
  • White-crowned Sparrow
  • Wilson’s Warbler

Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint

  • Bald Eagle
  • Black Oystercatcher
  • Cedar Waxwing
  • Common Murre
  • Dark-eyed Junco
  • Gray Jay
  • Pelagic Cormorant
  • Pigeon Guillemot
  • Varied Thrush
  • White-crowned Sparrow

Garibaldi Boat Basin

  • American Widgeon
  • Bald Eagle
  • Brown Pelican
  • Bufflehead
  • Common Merganser
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Pigeon Guillemot
  • Purple Martin

Munson Creek State Natural Site

  • American Dipper
  • Chestnut-backed Chickadee
  • Golden-crowned Kinglet
  • Hairy Woodpecker
  • Swainson’s Thrush
  • Varied Thrush
  • Western Tanager
  • Wilson’s Warbler
  • Winter Wren

Nehalem Bay Sewage Ponds

  • American Widgeon
  • Gadwall
  • Green-winged Teal

Nehalem Falls Campground

  • American Dipper
  • Hermit Warbler
  • Mallard
  • Migrating Dunlin
  • Northern Pintail
  • Red-tailed Hawk
  • Western and Least Sandpiper
  • White-tailed Kite
  • Wilson’s Snipe

Nehalem Fish Hatchery

  • American Dipper
  • Hairy Woodpecker
  • Hermit Warbler
  • Hooded Merganser

Netarts Bay

  • Brown Pelican
  • Bufflehead
  • Common Goldeneye Surf Scoter
  • Common Loon
  • Double-crested Cormorant
  • Eared Grebe
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Great Egret
  • Horned Grebe
  • Osprey
  • Pacific Loon
  • Pelagic Cormorant
  • Red-throated Loon
  • Western Grebe
  • Yellow-billed Loon

Three Arch Rocks National Wildlife Refuge

  • Brown Pelican
  • Common Loon
  • Cormorants
  • Surf Scoter
  • Western Gull
  • Western Red-necked Grebe

Upper Nestucca

  • Common Nighthawk
  • Mountain Quail
  • Northern Pygmy-Owl
  • Northern Saw-whet Owl
  • Ruffed Grouse
  • Spotted Owl
  • Varied Thrush
  • Western Bluebird

Whalen Island/Clay Meyers Natural Area

  • Bald Eagle
  • Least Sandpiper
  • Semipalmated Plover Sanderling
  • Western Sandpiper