A photo of Mt. St. Helens with a flock of Sandhill Cranes flying in front.

Why We Love Winter Birding

Willamette Valley is home to large numbers of wintering birds, and birders in this area define the season in terms of waterfowl and sparrows, gulls and raptors. Winter birding has a charm of its own and it may be the season many of us value the most – perhaps not for what birds the winter brings, but for what birding brings to winter.

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A Northern Spotted Owl perches on a mossy branch, while looking up towards the upper tree canopy.

The Why of Giving

These are some of the many reasons donors tell me they give to Bird Alliance of Oregon. The breadth of our organization’s mission is important. Folks say they like that with one gift they can support many things they care about, including conservation, education, the protection of birds and their habitat statewide, and treatment for injured animals.

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