Fall Birding on the North Oregon Coast
Explore the diverse habitats and unique ecosystems of Oregon’s north coast as you enjoy daily excursions with expert birders, searching for bald eagles, falcons, wrentits and more.
Rating (5)
Program No. 4894RJ
6 days
Starts at
Getting There
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At a Glance

Oregon’s north coast is a dramatic combination of forests, wetlands, estuaries, rocky headlands, light houses and quaint towns. This diversity offers an excellent chance to see birds — including raptors such as Peregrine Falcon and Bald Eagle, shorebirds such as Black Turnstone, Surfbird and Pectoral Sandpiper, as well as gulls, cormorants, loons and forest song birds including the unique Wrentit. Experienced naturalists are eager to help you improve your birding skills.
Activity Level
Walking up to 1.5 miles daily.
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Experience five days of exploring the North Oregon Coast, visiting prime bird-watching locations of rocky headland, bay, estuary, river, forest and beach habitats.
  • Visit the Historic Cape Meare's lighthouse, walk through an old-growth forest to a secluded cove and conduct a sea watch for pelagic birds.
  • Enjoy evenings with fellow birders reviewing the day’s sightings and brief illustrated talks on bird ID and behaviors, as well as bird sightings expected the next day.

General Notes

All Road Scholar birding programs have a maximum participant-to-instructor ratio of 14:1 in the field. We adhere to the American Birding Association’s Code of Ethics. Learn more at http://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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Ivan Phillipsen
Ivan Phillipsen earned a master’s in biology from Cal State San Bernardino and a Ph.D. in zoology from Oregon State University. He pursued his life-long passion for reptiles and amphibians in graduate school, doing research on the population genetics of several frog species. In the last few years, aquatic insects have been the focus of his professional research.
Ivan Phillipsen
Eric Scheuering