OBA Annual Meeting
September 17-19 in Astoria
This year’s meeting will be in person! We’re looking forward to gathering with birders from Oregon and Washington (more information and link to registration). For those who are unable to attend, we’re working on a plan to stream the keynote and business meeting.
Statement from the OBA Board
The Oregon Birding Association board of directors stands in support of women who have shown bravery in speaking out against sexual assault, harassment, coercion, and violence. As members of the birding community, we condemn these horrific acts and offer our support to the survivors. We are committed to the work of making birding inclusive and welcoming for everyone in Oregon.
A list of services and shelters to the victims of sexual assault can be found at https://oregonsatf.org/help-
Go Birding in Oregon
Share Information About Birds
OBOL (Oregon Birders OnLine) is a listserv dedicated to birding in Oregon, moderated by the OBA. All are welcome to subscribe and participate in discussions including rare bird alerts, species locations, upcoming events, etc. OBOL Guidelines and FAQ
Birders across Oregon are also using a collection of messaging app groups to share real-time bird information. These groups offer a fast way to share information and are particularly helpful in sharing info about the location of rare birds.
Join OBA! Membership in OBA brings you:
- Oregon Birds, OBA’s biannual journal with news updates, status and identification of Oregon’s birds, stories about birding, and photos of rare Oregon birds.
- Annual Meetings held at some of Oregon’s top birding spots include keynote speakers and local birding.
- Field Trips for OBA members led by expert birders at locations all around Oregon.
Racism and Inclusion
OBA joins other birding and conservation organizations across the country in condemning the racism that endangers the lives of people of color in the United States as they go birding or just go about their daily lives. Read our statement on racism and inclusion in birding.
Oregon Breeding Bird Atlas
The largest, most comprehensive statewide inventory of birds ever conducted in Oregon is available online. Field surveys were conducted from 1995 through 1999, by over 800 volunteers.