The Central Oregon Coast is home to more than 300 species of birds, ranging from bald eagles and peregrin falcon to numerous songbirds to more than 13 species of seabirds that include tufted puffin, common murre,and rhinoceros auklet. Habitats include tidal estuaries, island, rivers and and streams, fields and pastures, and mixed woods and deep forests. The central coast also boasts three nationally recognized Important Bird Areas (IBS) designated by the National Audubon Society for their importance to breeding, foraging, or resting birds. They include Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, Siletz Bay and Alsea Bay.
The Oregon Coast Aquarium houses the largest sea bird aviary in North America, while Yaquina Bay Birders & Naturalists hosts field trips and publishes a monthly newsletter.