Birds

Oregon is home to more than 400 species of birds, making us fifth in bird species diversity in the United States. Several shooters captured members of Oregon's bird population on July 15th -- we hope you enjoy their beautiful images!

One of Oregon's youngest bald eagles. The photographer found it near its nest with its mate at Smith Rock State Park. Photo by George Lepp

One of Oregon's youngest bald eagles. The photographer found it near its nest with its mate at Smith Rock State Park. Photo by George Lepp

A member of the VanDoozer family clutches a chicken in Joseph. Photo by Erika Plummer 

A member of the VanDoozer family clutches a chicken in Joseph. Photo by Erika Plummer 

Osprey nesting platform with adult and chick near Sumpter. Photo by Lynn Murrey 

Osprey nesting platform with adult and chick near Sumpter. Photo by Lynn Murrey