FAQ

Wildlife

Where is the best place to bird watch? [in the Mt. Hood area]

The more popular bird watching areas around Mt. Hood are:


Wildwood Recreation Area– The closest to Whispering Woods Resort is home to several species of waterfowl.


 High Rock Springs Campground–Expect to drive on forest service roads to get to this no fee campground where you will spot Black-backed & Three-toed Woodpeckers, Sapsuckers, and the possibility of seeing the elusive Spotted Owl.


Timberline Lodge Looking out the windows of the lodge or just standing in the parking lot you will be visited by: Chickadees ,Larks, Finches, Sparrows and Bluebirds.


Timothy Lake – Expect to see: Buffleheads, Loons, ducks, grebes, thrushes and gulls.


Trillium Lake – You may be treated to a Bald Eagle or two while walking on the boardwalks around Trillium Lake.


 Sahalie Falls– Warblersand Sparrows hang around in the meadows while Thrushes, Jays, Wrens, and Kinglets keep to the forest.

 

What kind of wildlife will I see here?

There are many species of amphibians, birds, mammals, and reptiles in the start of Oregon with some species only occurring during their migration.


Amphibians:
Salamanders
 Newts
 Frogs & Toads


Birds:
 Loons & Grebes
Cormorants & Pelicans
Heron, Bittern & Egrets
Ducks, Geese, Swans
Shorebirds
Quail, Pheasant, Grouse and Turkey
Cranes, Rails, Coots
Gulls & Terns
Doves & Pigeons
Owls
Hummingbirds
Woodpeckers& Kingfishers
Flycatchers & Larks
Vireos & Shrike
Crows, Jays & Magpie
Wrens & Kinglets
Thrushes & Bluebirds
Mockingbirds
Warblers
Tanagers
Towhees, Sparrows & Buntings
Juncos
Grosbeaks, Finches
Raptures
Murres, Auklets & Puffins
Nighthawks & Swifts
 Swallows & Martins
Pipits & Waxwings
Starlings
Blackbirds, Grackles, Orioles
Chickadees & Nuthatches

Mammals:

 Opossums
Shrews & Moles
Bats
Hares, Pikas & Rabbits
 Beaver
Chipmunks, Squirrels & Marmots
Gophers
Voles, Rats, Mice
Porcupines
Cougar
Fox, Coyote, Wolves
Black Bear
Racoons & Ringtails
Martens
Ermine
Mink
Wolverines
Skunk, Weasels, Badgers & Otters
Mountain Lion, Lynx & Bobcats
Elk, deer, Pronghorn, Bison, Mountain Goats, Bighorn Sheep
Mule, White & Black-tail Deer
Sea Lions & Seals
Whales, Dolphins & Porpoises


Reptiles:
Turtles
Lizards
Snakes

 

 

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