August photo contest winners (1st place tie): American White Pelican by Nicole George and Western Grebes by Howard West

Save the date: September 11-13, 2020 OBA annual meeting in Astoria

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

OBA will join with the Washington Ornithological Society, for our first ever joint meeting.
Field trips will be in Oregon and Washington plus there will be pelagic outings.
The keynote speaker will be John W. Fitzpatrick, Executive Director of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

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Bonney Butte Trip (New!)

Join OBA at the Hawkwatch International – Bonney Butte site in the Mt. Hood National Forest.
Sunday, September 15.
Details and registration information.

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Checklist of Oregon Birds

Official one-page checklist maintained by the Oregon Bird Records Committee

Also available as an alphabetical checklist.

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Birding Locations

Oregon Birding Trails, to guide you through Oregon’s diverse landscapes.

Instructions for birding by county at over 1,000 locations within Oregon.

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Map of Luckiamute Natural Area 
Maps of Fern Ridge (PDF)  and Fern Ridge (Google map).

Map of Oregon that identifies and describes the state’s ecoregions.

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  • 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.
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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.

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Oregon Birds Journal

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