Wildlife on Oregon Coast Now: Birds, Amphibians, More
(Oregon Coast) – Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) said in a recent bulletin that birds are big on the Oregon coast right now. Mud flats of coastal bays and estuaries are often bustling with them. Shorebirds are in full swing, and other types of wildlife are also to be found along the Oregon coast. (Above: Oceanside)
Amphibians are a common sight this month, the agency said. Freshwater wetlands are the best areas to look for them.
“The best time to visit a wetland is around dusk,” ODFW said. “Listen for red legged and Pacific chorus frogs.”
In Tillamook County – including areas in and around Cape Meares, Bayocean, Oceanside and north of Pacific City – there are lots of whimbrels and common murres. Bald eagles are also showing up around Oceanside, ODFW said.
Up at Fort Stevens State Park near Astoria, Parking Lot “D” at Trestle Bay offers great observation opportunities for waterfowl, shorebirds and other water birds. Spring is a time when shorebirds and waterfowl both are staging to migrate, and can be seen in large numbers at times on Trestle Bay. Binoculars or a spotting scope are highly recommended.
Just east of this of part of the north Oregon coast, along Hwy 20, the Twilight Eagle Sanctuary is showing lots of marsh wren and broods of baby ducklings and goslings.
The Jewell Meadows Wildlife Area along Hwy 202 has plenty of elk to be seen, often with young calves. But there's more.
“Other wildlife to look for include: Band-tailed pigeons, swallows, waterfowl, and songbirds,” ODFW said. “Band-tailed pigeons have been seen near viewing areas along Hwy 202. Look for swallows gliding over fields and checking out nest boxes on area fences. Waterfowl, especially mallards, are visible near wetlands along Beneke road.”
More on the Oregon coast below:
Near Cannon Beach
Near Pacific City
More About Oregon Coast hotels, lodging.....
More About Oregon Coast Restaurants, Dining.....
LATEST Related Oregon Coast Articles
Oregon Coast Now: Lowest Tides of Year, Milky Way Gone
Lowest tides of the year, Saturn goes wild as the Milky Way disappears. Astronomy, science, kids
First Annual Yachats Pride Fest Glitters Up the Central Oregon Coast
Yachats will be erupting in joyous revelry with a serious side on June 3 and 4. Yachats events, summer
Doggy Fest and Kite Fest to Greet N. Oregon Coast Visitors
Pacific City hosts its Yappy Days doggy festival on June 17, while this weekend sees a massive kite festival in Rockaway Beach. Pacific City events, Rockaway Beach events. Family, summer
Some Minor Traffic Delays to Watch for on N. Oregon Coast
Work is being done in Tillamook, between Rockaway Beach and Bay City and at Manzanita. Travel tips, summer
Drink a Beer - Save a Fish on N. Oregon Coast
A portion of proceeds from every barrel of Pelican's Five Fin sold will be donated to the Salmon Superhighwy
Oregon Coast Science: What Are Those Shafts of Sunlight / Fingers of God?
They are called crepuscular rays and they mostly happen around sunset or sunrise. Weather
Large Event at N. Oregon Coast's Oswald West Includes Hikes, Science, BBQ
It all takes place on May 20 at Oswald West State Park. Manzanita events
N. Oregon Coast History Talks: Tillamook Fire, Beach Bill in Seaside
A special talk in Seaside this month, while the museum in Tillamook looks a fire that changed the town's history. Seaside events, Tillamook events
Oregon Coast Officials Seek Input on Lincoln County Park Improvements
State officials are asking for public input on how to better 26 parks and waysides around Newport, Waldport, Yachats
Oregon Coast History: Debunking the Beach Bill Myth at Cannon Beach
What if part of that visit never happened? Details are delightful
Famed Floating Movie Sets: Tall Ships Hit Three Oregon Coast Towns
They'll be docking at three Oregon coast towns over the next month. Newport events, Astoria events
Oregon Coast Beach Bill Party This Week Adds More Names; Son of Gov. McCall
It happens in Cannon Beach Saturday, May 13 with a growing list of dignitaries. Cannon Beach events
Five Nearly Aerial Viewpoints of N. Oregon Coast - and Their Secrets
Sensational spots to catch an eyeful from above at Oceanside, Cannon Beach, Manzanita. Travel tips, kids
Back to Oregon Coast
Contact Advertise on BeachConnection.net
All Content, unless otherwise attributed, copyright BeachConnection.net Unauthorized use or publication is not permitted