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BIRD WATCHER

Wonderful places to enjoy all nature has to offer.

Grab your boots, binoculars and field guides! Newport is home to countless natural habitats of coastal birds and has a variety of exceptional locations for viewing your favorite species. Visit Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area to observe the largest Common Muir colonies on the coast. Or hike along the Yaquina Bay Estuary Trail and look out for Bald Eagles, Peregrine Falcons and White-tailed Kites. Trying to spy a Brown Pelican or Yellow-billed Loon? Check out the observation deck at the Yaquina Bay State Park. Or, if you want your birding made easy, visit the Oregon Coast Aquarium’s aviary, one of the largest seabird aviaries in North America. Here you can observe Tufted Puffins, Rhinoceros Auklets and Pigeon Guillemots. No matter what species you are trying to sneak a peek of, Newport offers an abundance of opportunities to study our winged friends in their natural habitat.