October “spooky” photo contest winner:
Barred Owl, by Kenneth Goldman

Learn about the photo contest

Latest News

Varied Thrush, photo by Diana Byrne
Christmas Bird Count

Make plans to participate in a Christmas Bird Count this year, in December or January!
CBC schedules are being posted as we receive them.
CBC organizers: send us your dates to be included.

Astoria, photo by Diana Byrne
Annual Meeting Sep. 11-13, 2020

Come to Astoria for our first joint meeting with the Washington Ornithological Society, featuring: field trips in both states; pelagic trips; and keynote by John W. Fitzpatrick, Executive Director, Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Birders at Pittock Mansion, photo by Diana Byrne
OBA on Facebook and Instagram

Visit us on Facebook and join the OBA Photos Group!
Share photos on Instagram by emailing them to insta@oregonbirding.org, or tag us in your Instagram post: @oregonbirding.

Oregon Birders OnLine (OBOL)

Red-Tailed Hawk, photo by Karen Rush

OBOL 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.

Subscribe: https://www.freelists.org/list/obol . After subscribing you may post to OBOL: obol@freelists.org

OBOL Guidelines and FAQ

Go Birding in Oregon

Green Heron, photo by Karen H
Checklists of Oregon Birds

Oregon one-page checklist and alphabetical checklist.

County checklists sponsored by East Cascades Audubon Society.

Wood Ducks, photo by Albert Ryckman
Birding Locations

Oregon Birding Trails to follow throughout the state.

Birding by county
at over 1,000 Oregon locations.

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.
Western Tanager, photo by Karen Rush
Fund for Ornithology

OBA is pleased to announce grants of up to $1,000 each for projects that further knowledge, education, enjoyment and science about birds and birding in Oregon.  Learn about recent awards or apply for a grant.

American Avocet, photo by Karl Schneck
Oregon Birds Journal

Oregon Birds is published twice a year and mailed to OBA members.  The spring issue has statewide bird sightings and photos of rare birds. The fall issue features articles on birds and birding in Oregon.

Bobolink, photo by Russ Smith
Lifetime Membership Awards

OBA awards lifetime memberships to people who make significant contributions to the birding community and to ornithology in Oregon. Lifetime members are listed on our Community page.

The Oregon Birding Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, federal ID #93-0770831.

Oregon Birding Association
PO Box 675
Lincoln City, OR 97367-0675
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