Wildlife Viewing

What animals might you see while traveling around Oregon?

The Oregon Coast is lined with bluffs ideal for spotting gray whales, while some 500 types of migratory birds pass through the entire state in spring and fall, including through some of the most prolific bird-watching sanctuaries in North America. All kinds of wild mammals inhabit Oregon’s mountains, prairies and forests, including black bears, coyotes, sea and river otters, mountain lions and a small population of gray wolves. The state is also home to a large population of Roosevelt elk, the largest species of elk on the continent.


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