Here we provide references to published resources that can enhance your knowledge of the birds and lands of our region.

General Books:

Birds of Oregon; A General Reference; David B. Marshall, Matthew G. Hunter, and Alan L. Contreras; Oregon State University Press; Corvallis, Oregon; 2003.

Birds of Lane County, Oregon; Alan L. Contreras, Ed.; Oregon State University Press; Corvallis, Oregon; 2006.

Field Guides:

Birds of the Willamette Valley Region; Harry Nehls, Tom Aversa, and Hal Opperman; R.W. Morse Company; Olympia, Washington; 2004.

A Field Guide to Western Birds, 3rd Ed; Roger Tory Peterson; Houghton Mifflin Company; Boston, Massachusetts; 1990.

Field Guide to the Birds of North America, 5th Ed.; Jon  L. Dunn and Jonathan Alderfer; National Geographic Society; Washington, D.C.; 2006.

The Sibley Field Guide to the Birds of Western North America; David Allen Sibley; Alfred A. Knopf; New York, New York; 2003. 


“Eugene Parks, Recreation and Open Space”, [Brochure & Map]; City of Eugene; Eugene, Oregon; 2003.

“Willamalane Birding Trail, Bird-Watching Out and About Springfield, Oregon”, Willamalane Park and Recreation District, 2008, A brochure and guide to 21 birding sites in the city adjacent to Eugene.


Lane County Audubon Society  ( information line phone 485-BIRD.

Oregon Field Ornithologists  ( publishes the journal, “Oregon Birds”.

Western Screech Owl