Our Mission

The mission of the Oregon Birding Association is to further knowledge, education, enjoyment and science about birds and birding in Oregon

November Photo Contest Winner: American Avocet by Karl Schneck, Kirtland Ponds, Medford 10/5/18

Photo Contest Rules

Latest News

European Starling
Christmas Bird Counts

Check our CBC page for schedules and information about the upcoming Christmas Bird Count season, or to submit information for a CBC you are organizing.

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Field Trips

Pelagic Cruise Trip, May 4-7, 2019, is open for registration now.  We offer birding trips for OBA members, led by experienced birders, at several Oregon locations.  Here are our upcoming field trips and trip reports.

Calliope Crossing Update

When birders arrived at this popular birding site north of Sisters, Oregon this spring they were greeted with a massive change to the vegetation and trees along Indian Ford Creek.   Learn what happened at Calliope Crossing, in this article from ECAS.

Go Birding in Oregon

Checklist of Oregon Birds

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

Also available as an alphabetical checklist.

California Quail
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.

White-throated Sparrow

Site maps for Luckiamute Natural Area and Fern Ridge Network.

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

Community News

Barn Owl

Read blogs by Oregon birders and learn about various birding organizations at our community page.

Oregon Birders Online

OBOL is a listserv dedicated to birding in Oregon, including rare bird alerts, species locations, and upcoming events.  All are welcome to join and participate in sightings and discussions.

Join: https://www.freelists.org/list/obol

After joining you may post to OBOL: obol@freelists.org

OBOL Guidelines and FAQ

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.
Rufous Hummingbird
Fund for Ornithology

OBA is pleased to announce grants of up to $1,000 each for projects that align with our mission to further knowledge, education, enjoyment and science about birds and birding in Oregon.

Apply for a grant or learn about recent awards.

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Oregon Birds Journal

Oregon Birds is published twice a year and mailed to OBA members.  The spring issue covers statewide bird sightings, featuring photos of rare birds. The fall issue contains a wide variety of articles on birds and birding in Oregon.

OBA Marketplace

Purchase OBA-logo shirts, hats, cups and more!  All money from the sale of books and merchandise goes to the Oregon Fund for Ornithology.  Visit our online marketplace.

Contact the OBA Board of Directors  at board@oregonbirding.org

Contact the Webmaster at OBAwebmaster@oregonbirding.org

Oregon Birding Association

PO Box 675

Lincoln City, OR 97367-0675