Birding at an Oregon Bed and Breakfast
Oregon is a bird watcher’s paradise, with many birding locations across our great state. These habitats serve as excellent nesting and brood rearing areas for waterfowl and colonial nesting birds including American white pelican and several heron species. Bald eagle and osprey nest in many parts of the state and can sometimes be seen dining on the local wildlife.
Our innkeepers know the most favorable viewing areas and after providing a comfy bed, hearty breakfast and useful information, will send you off on an extraordinary birding adventure. The Guild recognizes this popular activity and has dedicated a page to Birdwatching that includes inns where innkeepers can share the best observation sites and what you might expect to see.
Some of our member Inns have grounds recognized as a Backyard Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation, Old Parkdale Inn being one. Another, WildSpring Guest Habitat, is an official birding site in Port Orford for the new Oregon Coast Birding Trail. Many, if not most, are located near land ideal for birding. Birding at or near an Oregon Bed and Breakfast.
Yamhill Vineyards Bed and Breakfast has 30 acres of Vineyard, 2 ponds, & wooded area. Yamhill Vineyards has reported seeing on their property: hummingbirds, quail, Red Tailed Hawk, goldfinch, towhee, Barn & Tree Swallows, Turkey Vultures, chickadees, nuthatches, Juncos, Pileated Woodpecker, bluebirds, Evening Grosbeak. With feeders right off the deck, guests enjoy watching the birds feed while they dine at breakfast.
Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.
Hospitality Update: Our inns are following COVID-19 protocol guidance from the Oregon Health Authority. Oregon’s statewide mask requirement for indoor public places was lifted on March 12.
After mask guidelines are lifted:
● Some businesses may choose to still require masks.
● Some people may choose to still wear a mask.
We recognize that there will be mixed feelings about this change. We have all struggled through COVID-19 and could use a little kindness. Please be respectful of a person’s individual decision to wear a mask or not, and most importantly kind to yourself. Our inns are doing everything in our power to keep you safe. Not sure if your favorite inn is open? Give them a call as they just might be.