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Bird Watching Campsites Oregon City OR

You can recognize many birds simply by noting their shapes, even if seen only in silhouette. Other useful characteristics are a bird's posture, size (easiest to judge if you use familiar birds as a size reference), flight pattern and/or head-on flight profile, and the kind of habitat in which the bird was seen. Start by learning to identify general groups of birds — warblers, flycatchers, hawks, owls, wrens — whose members all share certain similarities.

REI - Recreational Equipment- Inc.
(503) 624-8600
7410 SW Bridgeport Road
Tigard, OR
 
Jantzen Beach Rv Park
(503) 289-7626
1503 N Hayden Island Dr
Portland, OR
 
Roamers Rest RV Park, LLC*
(877) 478-7275
17585 SW Pacific Hwy (99W)
Tualatin, OR
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
RV Supplies, Ice, Patios, Laundry
Recreation
River Fishing, Horseshoes, Golf Nearby

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Mt. Hood National Forest (Lazy Bend Campground)
(503) 630-8700
Estacada, OR
Campground Availability
7-May thru 26-Sep
Services
Standard Flush, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Wood
Recreation
Kayaking, River Fishing

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Oxbow Park (Metro Reg Park)
(503) 797-1850
Gresham, OR
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Clubs Welcome
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Wood
Recreation
River Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, River Fishing, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Volleyball, Sports Field, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Promontory Park Campground
(503) 630-5153
40600 E Highway 224
Estacada, OR
 
Riverside RV Park
(503) 263-3000
Canby, OR
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Escort to Site, Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
RV Storage, Laundry, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, River Fishing, Playground, Horseshoes, Basketball, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails

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Pheasant Ridge RV Resort*
(503) 682-7829
8275 SW Elligsen Rd
Wilsonville, OR
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
RV Supplies, Ice, Patios, Laundry, Groceries, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pool, Hot Tub, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field

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Silver Fox RV Park
(503) 630-7000
Estacada, OR
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Control Access Gate, Escort to Site, Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Wood, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Hall, Pavilion, Playground, Horseshoes, Golf Nearby, Sports Field

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Promontory Park
(503) 630-7229
Estacada, OR
Campground Availability
Memorial Day thru 30-Sep
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Control Access Gate, Partial Handicap Access, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Equipped Pavilion, Boating, Lake Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Volleyball, Hiking Trails

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Learn the Basics to Bird Identification

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Bird Watching 101


By Maxye and Lou Henry

Have you always wondered how experienced birders can confidently identify birds with just a glimpse? This information from the Cornell University Lab or Ornithology will help you learn the identification skills you need by describing the characteristics birders pay particular attention to in the field.

You can recognize many birds simply by noting their shapes, even if seen only in silhouette. Other useful characteristics are a bird's posture, size (easiest to judge if you use familiar birds as a size reference), flight pattern and/or head-on flight profile, and the kind of habitat in which the bird was seen.

Start by learning to identify general groups of birds — warblers, flycatchers, hawks, owls, wrens — whose members all share certain similarities. As your observation skills improve, familiarize yourself with the field marks — colored or patterned areas on the bird's body, head, and wings — that help distinguish species.

Birds in the same general group often have the same body shape and proportions, although they may vary in size. Silhouette alone gives many clues to a bird's identity, allowing birders to assign a bird to the correct group or even the exact species.

Posture clues can help place a bird in its correct group. Watch an American robin, a common member of the thrush family, strut across a yard. Notice how it takes several steps, then adopts an alert, upright stance with its breast held forward. Other thrushes have similar postures, as do larks and shorebirds.

Once you have assigned a bird to its correct group, size can be a clue to its actual species. Be aware, though, that size can be difficult to determine in the field, especially under poor lighting conditions or at a distance. Size comparisons are most useful when the unknown bird is seen side-by-side with a familiar species. In the absence of that, you can use the sizes of well-known birds, such as the house sparrow, American robin and American crow, as references when trying to identify an unfamiliar bird.

Most birds fly in a straight line, flapping in a constant rhythm, but certain bird groups have characteristic flight patterns that can help identify them. Birds of prey may be identified by the characteristic way they hold their wings when viewed flying toward you.

In general, each species of bird occurs only within certain types of habitat. And each plant community — whether abandoned field, mixed deciduous/coniferous forest, desert or freshwater marsh, for instance — contains its own predictable assortment of birds. Learn which birds to expect in each habitat. You may be able to identify an unfamiliar bird by eliminating from consideration species that usually live in other habitats. (Be aware, though, that during spring and fall migration birds often settle down when they get tired and hungry, regardless of habitat.)

Here are some birding hotspots and the species most likely to be seen ...

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