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Native Plants For Attracting Birds in Oregon

Native Plants By States

Oregon Plants for Wildlife Habitat & Conservation Landscaping


Tall–White, Douglas, Grand & Noble Fir, Lawson Cypress, Rocky Mountain & Western Juniper, Shore, Lodgepole, White & Ponderosa Pine, Western Red Cedar, Western & Mountain Hemlock

Medium/Small–Douglas, Vine & Big-leaf Maples, Mountain, Red & White Alder, Water & Paper Birch, Black & Columbia Hawthorn, Oregon Ash, Pacific Crabapple, Quaking Aspen, Bitter Cherry, Madrona, Strawberry Tree, Chinquapin, Tan & Canyon Live Oak, Bay Tree

Serviceberry, Bog Birch, Deer Brush, Red-twig Dogwood; Hazelnut, Oceanspray, Twinberry, Osobewrry, Mock- Orange, Ninebark, Bitter Cherry, Chokecherry, Bitterbrush, Wild Azalea, Skunk bush, red-flowering Currant, Wild Gooseberry, Wild Rose, Thimbleberry, Salmonberry, Blue, Red & Black Elderberry, Buffaloberry, Mountain Ash, Hardhack, Birchleaf Spirea, Red & Black Huckleberry

Native Yarrow, Pearly Everlasting, Columbine, Seathrift, Goat’s Beard, Pacific & Douglas Aster, Balsamroot, Bleeding Heart, Fireweed, Buckwheat, Blanket Flower, Cora Bells, Russell, Bigleaf & Silky Lupine, Skunk Cabbage, Cardwell’s, Davidson’s & Coast Penstemon, Lance-leaf & Broad-leaved Stonecrop, Fall Sedum,Solomn’s Seal, Canada Goldenrod.

Kinnikinnik, Bunchberry, Wild Strawberry, Wintergreen, Common Juniper, Dwarf Oregon Grape, Trailing Raspberry, Trailing Blackberry

Baltimore Oriole

Baltimore Oriole is a very common type of bird in Oregon.

Evergreen, Small-flowered, Wild & Traveler’s Joy Clematis; Brown’s, Trumpet, Hairy & Gold Flame Honeysuckle; Garden & Wild Grape

Wheatgrass, Sloughgrass, Sedge, Tufted Hairgrass, Creeping Spike-rush, Wildrye, California, Idaho & Red Fescus, Tall Mannagrass, Soft Rush, Bulrush, Cattail

Oregon is known for its forests where about 1/10 of the nation’s timber resides. In fact, Oregon is the leading provider of lumber in the United States. Oregon’s geography can be divided into six areas; the Coast Range, the Willamette Lowland, the Cascade Mountains, the Klamath Mountains, the Columbia Plateau, and the Basin and Range Region. The Native Plant Society of Oregon can provide lists of plants for a specific region.

can provide lists of plants for a specific region.

For more information on improving your wildlife habitat, visit the WindStar Wildlife Institute web site. On the web site, you can also apply to certify your property as a wildlife habitat, register for the “Certified Wildlife Habitat Naturalist e-Learning course, become a member and sign up for the FREE WindStar Wildlife Garden Weekly e-mail newsletter.

About the Author

Sam Crowe

Sam is the founder of He has been birding for over 30 years and has a world list of over 2000 species. He has served as treasurer of the Texas Ornithological Society, Sanctuary Chair of Dallas Audubon, Editor of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's "All About Birds" web site and as a contributing editor for Birding Business magazine. Many of his photographs and videos can be found on the site.

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