Birds & Wildlife

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Birds & Wildlife


Tillamook County is for the Birds! The many estuaries and coastal forest land lends itself to all types of local and migrating bird populations.
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Contrary to popular belief, whale watching is a year-round activity on the North Oregon Coast with gray whales the most common breed seen. Almost any location with an ocean view may offer whale sightings.
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From the Blog


Some surprising visitors: bird migration The main northward push of shorebird migration on the Tillamook Coast is in May each year. The main migrants include Whimbrels, […]
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Spring brings wildflowers to Mt. Hebo Wildflowers and Vegetation, and where to find them on Mt. Hebo I drove up Mt. Hebo on May 3 to […]
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Most years the first wildflowers I see are Skunk Cabbages. Despite their name, these are really lovely, showy flowers that provide a splash of bright yellow […]
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In late winter each year, at select locations along the Oregon Coast, Pacific Herring spawn in huge numbers and attract a frenzy of fish-eating birds and […]
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I have been travelling around Tillamook County surveying flocks of wintering geese to see what kinds are present this year. The dairy pastures in the county […]
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