Birding – Central Oregon Coast

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Prime birding sites within Yachats include Smelt Sands State Recreation Site at the north end of town; Yachats State Recreation Area at the west end of 2nd St downtown; and Yachats Ocean Road State Natural Site at the south side of the Yachats River.

Within a 20-minute drive, there are several sites to the north between Yachats and Brian Booth State Park / Ona Beach / Beaver Creek, and to the south between Yachats and the Sea Lion Caves. You’ll find prime sites listed in the birding guide linked below, as well as information about birds most likely to be found at each site.