North Oregon Coast Birding
“The northern coast of Oregon stretches from the mouth of the historic Columbia River south to fog-shrouded Cascade Head, an area of broad tidal estuaries and rugged headlands that flank stretches of sandy beaches.” This from the North Coast map of the Oregon Coast Birding Trail From Astoria, to Seaside, the town of Tillamook, to Lincoln City. Close to 375 species of birds have been recorded on the Northern Oregon Coast and quite a few Oregon Bed and Breakfasts are awaiting your arrival.
Start your Oregon coast adventure at an Astoria Bed and Breakfast overlooking the mighty Columbia River. Astoria’s historic Downtown is minutes from the floodplains and open wetlands of the lower Columbia River ecosystem.
The Necanicum Estuary is one of the best sites on the north coast to watch shorebirds during migration. The Pacific Coast Scenic Byway winds through flooded pasture, river frontage and estuaries surrounding Tillamook Bay Estuaries, bays, plentiful river systems, coastal rainforests and an extensive watershed ecosystem offers unmatched bird watching opportunities.
Heading down the coast toward Lincoln City is the Cascade Head Nature Preserve where spectacular sitka spruce forests end with views of the Salmon River Estuary. Roosevelt elk graze the open grasslands that are habitat for the endangered Oregon Silverspot Butterfly.
We’ve mentioned only a couple inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfasts inns on the Oregon Coast. You can certainly inn hop from Astoria to Port Orford and stay at member inns along the way. Take your pick, grab your binoculars and be prepared to be dazzled by the abundance of wildlife and spectacular scenery on the Oregon Coast.
The innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild are ready to share Oregon, it’s environment, culture, and heritage with you. Get to know our State like a local; stay with one of our nearly 100 hosts in any one of our many regions. Experience romantic getaways, historic treasures, and tucked away rustic retreats. Whether your trip is for a quiet escape to a quaint rural or coastal town, taking in Oregon Geotourism, for a World Class City experience, or for a new spin on business travel, you can be assured of combining gracious hospitality with ambiance by staying at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.