Can't find a place to see Oregon’s iconic spring chinook salmon spawning? Want to cross the ferruginous hawk off your birdwatching list? Looking to see one of Oregon’s two native turtles but don’t know where to find them?
ODFW’s Wildlife Viewing Map is a Google-based map that details 235 great places to see wildlife in the state. You'll find plenty of information on where the best viewing spots are and the best time of year to see your favorite critters.
About 140 terrestrial mammal species, 30 amphibian species and 30 reptile species live in Oregon. About 275 species of birds breed in the state and another 85 migrate through or spend the winter here. Gray whales migrate off shore and coastal tidepools reveal the secrets of the sea floor.
The viewing map enhances the weekly Recreation Report by giving detailed directions, maps and links to area information. Flags are color coded to match Recreation Report zones.
Click on the map and enlarge it to find the general area you’d like to visit. When you find a spot, you can switch to satellite view and zoom in for a really close look.
Click on the flag you’re interested in and you’ll find information about the area, directions and links to more information.
HINT: If you use the “Directions” and “Search nearby” features, you’ll need to reload or refresh the page.
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife owns or manages nearly 200,000 acres of land set aside for wildlife use...