OBA Field Trips Are Back!

OBA is once again offering trips led by experienced members and expert local guides. We look forward to sharing our love of birds with you. We have three trips this fall to get started:

  • Green Ridge Hawk Watch, Oct. 3, 2021
  • Bonney Butte Hawk Watch, Oct. 9, 2021
  • Wasco County and Sherman County, TBD, 2021

There is no charge to attend, but participants must be current OBA members; you can join or renew here. More details and registration links are on the Field Trip page.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have guidelines in place to help ensure a safe experience for everyone. Trips are limited to 10 participants plus leaders. Participants must show proof of full vaccination, wear a mask and maintain a 6-foot distance from others. Beyond that, let’s have some fun birding!

We’ve Updated Our Mission

The Oregon Birding Association believes that birding is for everyone, and works to serve the Oregon birding community and promote the enjoyment, knowledge, and conservation of birds through education, science, and shared birding experiences.

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Ruddy and Black Turnstones (juveniles) at Seal Rock in Lincoln County, photo by Roy Lowe

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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.

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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.

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