Birding
in Bandon

Bandon attracts birdwatchers throughout the year, especially those eager for a glimpse of Pacific shorebirds. Beaches, rivers and intertidal marshes near Bandon provide inviting nesting grounds, or migratory resting space, for a wide variety of birdlife.

Just within the Bandon Marsh and Ni-les’tun wildlife refuges, birders can observe multiple species of shorebirds, waterfowl, songbirds and birds of prey.

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Popular Birding Sites in and Near Bandon

Wildlife refuges managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service in Bandon include Bandon Marsh, Ni-les’tun Marsh unit, and Coquille Point. Find visitor information online at Bandon Marsh.

New River is an Area of Critical Environmental Concern, located south of Bandon, with numerous trails and an interpretive center. Find BLM recreation information at BLM: Oregon-Washington.

South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve is north of Bandon, near Charleston. Find information about hiking trails and events at South Slough Reserve.

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Head out with groups such as Shoreline Education for Awareness and the Cape Arago chapter of the Audubon Society.

Visit with Shoreline Education for Awareness interpreters throughout the summer at Coquille Point, in Bandon; and Simpson Reef, just south of Cape Arago in Charleston. Find more information at Shoreline Education Awareness.

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