- A-Z Animals
The Oregon Bird Records Committee or OBRC recognizes 544 species living in the state according to the July 2021 records. One could find birds throughout Oregon, some seen year-round, and others spotted seasonally. However, the southern, south-central, and southwestern parts of the state are popular birding destinations.
The Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in southeast Oregon is home to several migratory birds like trumpeter swan and white-faced ibis, particularly during summer, spring, and fall. Other popular spots include the Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, and Fort Stevens State Park.
The western meadowlark has been Oregon’s state bird since 1927.
Birds That Live on Coasts: Black-bellied Plover, Killdeer, Whimbrel, Black Oystercatcher, American Avocet
All-year-round: Anna’s Hummingbird, Western Meadowlark, American Goldfinch, House Finch, Red-breasted Nuthatch
In Summer: Sandhill Crane, American White Pelican, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Golden Eagle, Sage Thrasher
In Winter: Black-capped Chickadee, Chestnut-capped Chickadee, Lazuli Bunting, Song Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow
Birds of Prey: Turkey Vulture, Osprey, Red-tailed Hawk, Bald Eagle, Northern Harrier