You don’t have to be an avian expert to appreciate birding in Oregon.

This state is home to more than 500 bird species, from seashore sandpipers and soaring osprey to mountain bluebirds and great horned owls. The assemblage of wings culminates when Oregon hosts thousands of birds during fall and spring migrations under the Pacific Flyway. Attend a birding festival to get tips from pros. Or just visit birding trails and nature preserves to get your eyes on these winged beauties and other wildlife firsthand.