Pelagic birding Oregon
Come to Oregon for your pelagic trips!
Not only is the pelagic birding great, Oregon is a premier destination for birdwatching in general.
Ranking only behind California, Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico in number of species detected, Oregon is a great birding destination. With about 300 miles of public beach access, the Oregon coast is a birder's paradise. The pine forests in the rain shadow on the east side of the Cascade range are in stark contrast to the temperate rain forests of the western slope. No wonder there are 11 regular species of woodpeckers found within a few miles of each other here. The marshes of Malheur NWR in the Great Basin of SE Oregon are a mecca for birders throughout the West.
Abundant seabirds and an amazing variety of other birds amid scenic locations make Oregon a top choice for your next birding getaway.
Expected Oregon Pelagic Birds
Laysan Albatross (late fall-spring)
Black-footed Albatross (year-round)
Northern Fulmar (early fall-spring)
Pink-footed Shearwater (spring-fall)
Flesh-footed Shearwater (fall)
Buller's Shearwater (fall)
Sooty Shearwater (spring-fall)
Short-tailed Shearwater (fall-winter)
Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel (spring-fall)
Red Phalarope (spring, fall)
Red-necked Phalarope (spring, fall)
South Polar Skua (fall)
Pomarine Jaeger (spring, fall)
Parasitic Jaeger (spring, fall)
Long-tailed Jaeger (spring, fall)
Black-legged Kittiwake (fall-spring)
Sabine's Gull (spring, fall)
Common Tern (spring)
Arctic Tern (spring, fall)
Common Murre (year-round)
Pigeon Guillemot (year-round)
Cassin's Auklet (year-round)
Marbled Murrelet (year-round)
Ancient Murrelet (late fall, winter)
Rhinoceros Auklet (year-round)
Tufted Puffin (spring-fall)