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Bird watching in Portland is reasonably easy in most areas of the city and surrounding areas. Red-tailed hawks have been building nests on downtown buildings and bridges for decades, while various backyard birds are everywhere, including chickadees, towhee, and various others. However, there are some areas that are better than others, and some areas attract different types of birds. I have written a few separate tips on these areas, but here I will provide names (and eventually links) to each of those tips:
Oaks Bottom: sometimes Bald Eagles, always a few ducks, usually a few Great Blue Heron
Mt. Tabor: Anna's humming bird, owls (never seen, heard in evenings), very rarely red-tailed hawk, sometimes ducks in reservoirs, many smaller backyard-type birds
Powell Butte: rarely ducks, usually osprey or kestrel of some sort, many smaller backyard-type birds
Audobon Society: feeders in back attract many backyard birds, food attracts rats which attract red-tailed hawks and other birds of pray. Also visit birds up close in the Wildlife Care Center
Rhododendron Garden: usually geese and ducks that are very people oriented, plus occasionally great blue heron.
Reed College Canyon: Always some ducks here, Great Blue Heron frequently visit.
Beaverton: Usually there are Great Blue Heron in Tualatin Hills Nature Park and surrounding areas, and many smaller birds frequent that area too.
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