Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge

Bird and Wildlife Watching



Check Off Your Birding “Life List” Here!

Oregon is undoubtedly one of the finer places in the country for birding, as it’s filled with a rich mixture of habitats including forests, wetlands, marshes, lakes, rivers, and beaches. The state is also fortunate to be far enough north that it’s the summer home of many birds, yet far enough south that it’s the winter home of many others.

Many species of birds live here in the Tualatin Valley year-round, and dozens of species are just “passing through” during the fall and spring migration seasons. In fact, more than 100 different species can be regularly found here, from the perennial abundance of Mallard ducks to the rare seasonal sightings of the Snow Goose.

Native mammals including beaver, otter, coyote and other species may also be found in protected habitats throughout the area. Dawn and dusk are the best times to spot these creatures.

The Tualatin Valley is filled with excellent and often lively bird and wildlife habitats. So, bring your binoculars, scopes and cameras and head out on an Oregon birding and wildlife adventure.