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Beginning March 23, all ODFW offices will be closed to visitors. ODFW staff will be available by phone and email.

Wildlife Viewing


With a state as diverse in habitat and landscape as Oregon, bird watching is phenomenal. It's a fun activity you can do from home in your own backyard or you can travel to one of ODFW's Wildlife Areas or National Wildlife Refuges located around the state. Bird watching is also a relatively easy way to connect with nature and learn more about Oregon's bird populations, from shore birds to desert species.


If this is a new activity for you, our friends at the Audubon Society have tips on how to start birding and how to connect with other birders. This is a great resource that also includes tips on choosing binoculars, reviews and recommendations on the best birding apps and field guides, and an easy seven-point guide on how to identify birds.

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology has an extensive website that includes the world's largest archive of wildlife sounds and videos, bird cams, eBird citizen science opportunities, scientific publications, bird guides and more.