Oregon Birding and Wildlife

The weather in the Pacific Northwest is milder and wetter than winter in much of the rest of the continental United States. As it is much warmer, with plenty of open water, winter brings many Arctic-breeding birds to the shores, bays and beaches of Oregon and Washington.

More details about this trip:

With eight excellent days of bird watching in the field,  we should see twenty-five waterfowl species (including a number of Red-throated Loon, Common Loon, Pacific Loon, Harlequin Duck, Long-tailed Duck, White-winged Scoter, Surf Scoter, Brant, a number of Pacific Ocean alcids, Rhinoceros Auklet, Pigeon Guillemot, Cassin's Auklet and more). We could find as many as a dozen gull species (including Glaucous-winged Gull, Western Gull, Glaucous Gull, and Thayer's Gull). A number of Pacific specialty shorebirds (Black Turnstone, Surfbird, Black Oystercatcher) can be found here.

Pricing:  $2,390 USD, or £1,850 GBP for 9 Days and 8 Nights


Group Size: Most tours viable at 5 to 8 participants (priced at 7 or 8 participants).


Upcoming 2021 Dates: 


Other Pacific coast specialties include Red-breasted Sapsucker, Pileated Woodpecker, Pacific Wren, Varied Thrush, Chestnut- backed Chickadee, Golden-crowned Sparrow, Fox Sparrow, Wrentit and Hutton’s Vireo. Many of these species are unknown, difficult to find, or just rare outside of California, Oregon and Washington.

Contact in the USA: Charles:

Forms and payments should be mailed to:

Charles Thornton-Kolbe (in Denver, Colorado)

Toll Free: (from USA or Canada): 


Telephone: 720-320-1974

Email: charles@pibird.com


2443 South University

Suit 199

Denver, CO 80210


Partnership For International Birding


PO Box 219

Olyphant, PA 18447

Contact in the UK: Jennifer De Souza:

Jennifer De Souza (in Suffolk, England) 

Telephone: +44 755 214 2976


The Roost, Leiston Road




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