Images of people using binoculars. Save the date for the Oregon Birding Weekened. September 10-11
Save the Date for the Oregon Birding Weekend! September 10-11, 2022

We’re so excited about the first Oregon Birding Weekend, a new event sponsored by the Oregon Birding Association that connects birders around the state with a fun weekend of field trips.

On Saturday, September 10, and Sunday, September 11, we have 17 different trips across the state, including trips for beginners, trips for the LGBTQIA+ community, trips for photographers, a kayaking trip, and much more. Registration opens August 12 at 5 p.m.

Trips are open only to OBA members, and are free of charge. To become a member, or renew, please visit the membership page.

And don’t forget that the evening of Tuesday, September 13 is our virtual Annual Meeting! We’ll have a virtual keynote address from Corvid researcher Dr. Kaeli Swift, as well as highlights from the weekend, and our Business Meeting.

1st Place
Violet-green Swallow at Hatfield Lake in Bend, photo by Jim Moodie
Violet-green Swallow at Hatfield Lake in Bend, photo by Jim Moodie
2nd Place
California Quail in Philomath, photo by Allen-Brooks
California Quail in Philomath, photo by Allen-Brooks
3rd Place
Yellow Warbler at Succor Creek in Malheur County, photo by Graham Dey
Yellow Warbler at Succor Creek in Malheur County, photo by Graham Dey

Submit your entry for the August photo contest

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.

Go Birding in Oregon

Green Heron, photo by Karen H
Checklists of Oregon Birds

Oregon one-page checklist and official 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.

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.

Birders near Klamath Falls, photo by Diana Byrne
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.

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Bobolink, photo by Russ Smith
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.

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

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PO Box 675
Lincoln City, OR 97367-0675
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