Birding Blogs

Blogs are a great way to learn more about birds through the personal experiences of an individual. A quick online search will return hundreds of different blogs to peruse and subscribe to. Below is a list of a few blogs highlighting birds or birding in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. Have a blog that you’d like to see on this list? Email us your suggestion at:

Native Bird Care Blog
By Elise Wolf, Sisters, Oregon
Wildlife Rehabilitator, Elise Wolf, shares stories of her bird patients along with helpful tips on how to look out for birds that may need help.

Sunriver Nature Center’s Bird Blog
By Sevilla Rhoads, Sunriver, Oregon
Avid Birder and Sunriver Nature Center Volunteer, Sevilla Rhoads, turns the spotlight on a single species (or group of species), sharing her personal insights on behavior, ecology, and natural history as well as amazing photographs.

North Coast Diaries
By Mike Patterson, Astoria, Oregon
This blog “explores natural history along the Oregon North Coast, with side trips to other parts of the Pacific Northwest and the occasional digression into the philosophical esoterica of things sciencey.”

Ethical Birding and Nature Study in Oregon and Beyond 
By John Rakestraw, Portland, Oregon
John Rakestraw, author of Birding Oregon, shares observations and wonderful photos of birds and other wildlife.

Jack Williamson’s Blog
By Jack Williamson, Salem, Oregon
Jack Williamson explores birding hot spots through Oregon sharing detailed information and stunning photos of the sites and birds.
(Also check out Jack Williamson’s storyboards about nesting Cooper’s Hawks and nesting Golden Eagles.)

By Harry Fuller, Medford, Oregon
This blog explores birds, nature and the outdoors of Oregon and California.