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.

Astoria bridge
Astoria-Megler Bridge. Photo from Travel Oregon.


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-for-survivors/

June photo contest winner

Brandt’s Cormorants at Yaquina Head, photo by Jan Knott

Vote in the July photo contest

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.

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.
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.

OBA on Facebook and Instagram

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

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.

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