Open space, the ocean, an estuary draining two rivers, fresh and saltwater ponds, wetlands, grassy dunes and stands of spruce and alder provide rich and varied habitats for the more than 250 varieties of birds that make Seaside a year ‘round or seasonal home. In Addition, spring and autumn offer opportunities for sightings of unusual visitors who travel the Pacific Flyway migratory route.
Local and state birding experts offer tips and answer questions through their websites. The North Coast Land Conservancy, Necanicum Watershed Council and Sunset Empire Park and Recreation District offer special birding programs and workshops periodically. All of these websites are listed on our site resources page.