“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.
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 in Astoria, Oregon, overlooking the mighty Columbia River. Astoria’s historic downtown is minutes from the floodplains and open wetlands of the lower Columbia River ecosystem.
Watch migrating shorebirds from the Necanicum Estuary. The Pacific Coast Scenic Byway winds through flooded pasture, river frontage and estuaries surrounding Tillamook Bay. Estuaries, plentiful river systems, coastal rainforests and an extensive watershed ecosystem offers unmatched bird watching opportunities.
Welcome to Lincoln City
Head down the coast toward Lincoln City and Brey House Bed and Breakfast. 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.
Just south of the Taft District of Lincoln City, Oregon, on the bank of Siletz Bay, sits Baywood Shores Bed and Breakfast. It’s easy to spend hours identifying the varied birdlife that frequents Siletz Bay, including Great Grey Herons, Great White Herons, Eagles, Ospreys, a variety of ducks, and more. Harbor Seals can be seen just about every day swimming in or beaching on the banks at the mouth of Siletz Bay and the ocean.
Oregon Bed and Breakfast inns on the Oregon Coast welcome you. Inn hop from Oceanside to Port Orford and stay at quality bed and breakfasts 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.
Sadly, your journey will end. Scroll through your photos and reminisce on memories of great accommodations, food, conversation and birding in Oregon.
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. Although mask guidelines have lifted some businesses may choose to still require masks. And some people may choose to still wear a mask.
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