Local Birding

Salem Audubon Society has produced an information-filled Salem Area Bird Checklist in a handy portable "trifold" format for easy use in the field.  To print the document, use the landscape format option.  You may need to make an adjust the margin setting to print the narrow margins of the document on your printer.  Copies of the list can also be obtained at the Salem Audubon Office at the address shown below.  This list covers the 200+ birds found within an approximate 20-mile radius of downtown Salem, including Ankeny and Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuges (NWR) and Minto Brown Island Park

For those seeking birding locations in and around Salem, view the Salem Birding Sites maps and descriptions.  Note however that some sites may involve access over private property which should never be entered without the owner's permission.  Field trips in the Salem area are offered monthly throughout the year.  See the Kestrel for details.

There are several online birding discussion groups in Oregon.  Two that cover the Willamette Valley are:

What binoculars are best for observing birds?:

Cornell's Lab of Ornithology provides useful information on selecting binoculars for birding--click here