Birding in Newport

Our local landscapes are a birder’s paradise

Are you an avid birder, or interested in birding?  Birding is a fascinating hobby full of opportunities to view unique coastal birds in their natural habitats. Come prepared with hiking boots, rain gear, field guides and binoculars to experience some of the finest birding in Oregon!

Birding in Newport is fun and exciting during the winter months, if you don’t mind getting a bit muddy and wet. From the beaches to the dunes to the coastal forests, you’ll find scores of birds to observe and document. Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area and Yaquina Bay are both designated as Important Bird Areas (IBA) nationally and by the State of Oregon. In addition, there are three other IBAs nearby in the Salmon River Estuary, Siletz Bay, and Alsea Bay.

Feathered friends abound; here’s a guide to where to find them.