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Seaside - Oregon Birding Guide

Go birding in open space, the ocean, an estuary, fresh and saltwater ponds wetlands, grassy dunes and ocean shore....
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Difficulty: Easy
Length: 11.6 miles
Duration: Full day
Family Friendly

Overview :  Open space, the ocean, an estuary draining two rivers, fresh and saltwater ponds, wetlands, grassy dunes and stands of spruce and... more »

Tips:  Code OF Birding Ethics

1. Promote the welfare of birds and their environment.

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Points of Interest

1. Clatsop Beach (South)

Clatsop beaches just north of Seaside provide expansive views and are visited by migrating shorebirds in large numbers during spring and fall. Seaside beach is bordered by Tillamook Head on the south and the Necanicum River Estuary to the north creating a rich birding pocket for resident species and traveling migratory groups. The Pacific Ocean ... More

2. Necanicum Estuary - North

The Necanicum Estuary is a rich wildlife area where the Necanicum River and Neawanna Creek meet the Pacific Ocean. The fresh water rivers mix with the brackish water of the sea to create an ideal environment for a diverse group of wildlife year-round. Ever changing with the tide, this estuary is home to numerous species of birds including... More

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3. Neawanna Point

Neawanna Point provides access to the Necanicum Estuary. The Necanicum Estuary is a rich wildlife area where the Necanicum River and Neawanna Creek meet the Pacific Ocean. The fresh water rivers mix with the brackish water of the sea to create an ideal environment for a diverse group of wildlife year-round. Ever changing with the tide, this... More

4. Necanicum Estuary (South)

The Necanicum River runs through Seaside and mixes with the brackish waters of the Estuary before meeting the Pacific Ocean at its mouth. Home to runs of Salmon and Steelhead, this river boasts nutrient rich waters providing perfect habitat for myriad species of birds, amphibians, fish, mammals and shellfish and crustaceans in the estuary area. ... More

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5. The Mill Ponds

The Mill Ponds offer diverse bird species viewing as the site consists of two ponds; one fresh water, and one tidal influenced due to being connected to Neawanna Creek. Year-round, this is a bountiful wildlife environment teeming with birds and other wildlife. As part of the Neawanna watershed, numerous species of plants, mammals, fish, insects,... More

The Cove is situated at the base of the north side of Tillamook Head along the Pacific Ocean in south Seaside. Many species of birds and marine mammals frequent this cove including shorebirds, waterfowl, seabirds and harbor seals, porpoise and grey whales. Seaside Cove has a mix of sandy and rocky beach. Watch the ocean in winter for Harlequin ... More

7. Feldenheimer Forest Trail -Tillamook Head

Tillamook Head majestically borders the south-end of the beach of Seaside. This headland juts out into the Pacific creating a cove area at its base and provides excellent hiking trails, viewpoints and wildlife viewing. Tillamook Head forest is a rich wildlife habitat with many native plant species which support varied bird and animal species. A... More