Oregon Cascades Birding Trail

  • Along eastern and western slopes of the Cascades, from Mt. Hood , Bend, OR 97701
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The Cascades Birding Trail offers outdoor adventure for birders of all interest levels. From the snow-capped summit of Mt. Hood to the marshlands of the Klamath Basin, more than 300 species of birds are found on the trail.  This auto trail takes the adventurer along 1,000 miles of scenic roadways to 200 stops where wood ducks float in picturesque lakes, white-headed woodpeckers nest in dense conifer forests, bald eagles fish mountain streams and rufous hummingbirds hover over carpets of seasonal wildflowers.  The five loops on the trail link a network of observation sites and birding experiences. In every season, the birds are predictable but changing as they enjoy their natural habitats or migrate along this beautiful Cascade corridor.

  • ADA accessible
  • Fee required at some sites
  • Interpretive signage (2010)
  • Self-guided tour
  • Access may require 4-wheel drive vehicle in winter
  • Visitor center
  • Located on both public and private land

Photos by Kevin Smith

A place for Refuge and Recreation

The Central Cascades has seven themes that help to define the character of the region. This location is an example of A place for Refuge and Recreation. Here are more locations that exemplify this theme:

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