Track Wildlife, Birds & Plants in Park Natural Areas

Lake Oswego has over 460 acres of natural-parks. These natural parks are vibrant and peaceful places to connect to nature and are vital to our community. They contribute important habitat for plants, animals, birds and the watershed. 

Let us know what you discover in Lake Oswego's natural areas! Send a list and photos of plants, birds, or wildlife you've seen, to Babs Hamachek, Parks Stewardship Coordinator: bhamachek@lakeoswego.city

 


Thanks for adding to the list of wildlife and birds spotted in the park natural areas!  Let us know what YOU see! 

Wildlife seen in Lake Oswego Parks' Natural Areas:

 

  • WILDLIFE REPORTED NEAR BRYANT WOODS NATURAL AREA: 11/22/2022
  • Brush Rabbits
  • Douglas Squirrel
  • Townsend Chipmunk

 

  • WILDLIFE REPORTED NEAR WOOMONT PARK NATURAL AREA: 11/5/22
  • Brush Rabbit
  • Blacktail Deer (5 point buck)
  • Douglas Squirrel

 

  • WILDLIFE REPORTED NEAR IRON MT. PARK: 10/30/22
  • Doulas Squirrel
  • Nutria
  • Townsend's Chipmunk

 

  • WILDLIFE REPORTED NEAR SOUTH SHORE OVERLOOK NATURAL AREA: 10/25/22
  • Blacktail Deer (5 point buck)
     

 

  • WILDLIFE REPORTED NEAR IRON MT. PARK: 10/16/22
  • Rough Skinned Newt

 

  • WILDLIFE REPORTED NEAR LUSCHER FARM NATURAL AREA: 10/1/22
  • Blacktail Deer
  • Brush Rabbit
  • Coyote

 

  • WILDLIFE REPORTED NEAR STEVENS MEADOW NATURAL AREA: 10/1/22
  • Douglas' Squirrel
  • Townsend's Chipmunk
  • Townsend's Mole

 

  • WILDLIFE REPORTED NEAR IRON MT. PARK:  9/10/22
  • Blacktail Deer
  • Brush Rabbit
  • Douglas Squirrel
  • Racoon

 

  • WILDLIFE REPORTED NEAR GEO. ROGERS PARK NEAR WILLAMETTE RIVER:  8/1/22
  • Brush Rabbit
  • California Sea Lion
  • Douglas Squirrel
  • River Otter
  • Townsends Chipmunk

 

  • WILDLIFE REPORTED NEAR IRON MT PARK:  7/9/22
  • Coyote
  • Grey Squirrel
  • Nutria
  • Townsend Chipmunks
  • Western Pond Turtle
  • Blacktail Deer

 

  • WILDLIFE REPORTED NEAR WOODMONT PARK NATURAL AREA: 6/19/22
  • Brush Rabbits
  • Coyote
  • Townsend Chipmunk
  • Blacktail Deer

 

  • WILDLIFE REPORTED NEAR STEVENS MEADOW NATURAL AREA: 6/16/22
  • Brush Rabbits
  • Coyote
  • Grey Squirrel
  • Blacktail Deer

 

  • WILDLIFE REPORTED NEAR FOOTHILLS PARK and WILLAMETTE RIVER: 6/4/22
  • Grey Squirrel
  • California Sea Lion

 

  • WILDLIFE REPORTED NEAR FOOTHILLS PARK and WILLAMETTE RIVER: 5/5/22
  • California Sea Lion

 

  • WILDLIFE REPORTED NEAR IRON MT. PARK: 5/7/22
  • Chipmunk
  • Grey Squirrel
  • Nutria
  • Blacktail Deer

 

  • WILDLIFE REPORTED NEAR LILY BAY NATURAL AREA: 11/4/21
  • Beaver
  • Coyote
  • Otter
  • Western Pond Turtle
  • Blacktail Deer

 

  • WILDLIFE REPORTED NEAR ROEHR PARK ON WILLAMETTE RIVER: 10/12/21
  • River Otter

 

  •  WILDLIFE REPORTED NEAR RASSKEH PROPERTY: 10/6/21
  • American Beaver
  • Brush Rabbits
  • Coyote
  • Skunk
  • Blacktail Deer

 

  • WILDLIFE REPORTED IN PARKS BY A 13 YEAR OLD NATURE ENTHUSIASTIC: 9/23/21
  • Grey Squirrel
  • Fox Squirrel
  • Shrew (unidentified)
  • Mole  (unidentified)
  • Garter Snake

 


Our feathered friends keep us on our toes trying to spot them! Let us know what you discover and which natural area you were in!

Birds seen in Lake Oswego Parks' Natural Areas:

 

  • BIRDS REPORTED NEAR BRYANT WOODS NATURAL AREA: 11/22/2022
  • American Robin
  • Black Capped Chickadee
  • Dark-eyed Junco
  • Great Horned Owl
  • Song Sparrow

 

  • BIRDS REPORTED NEAR FOOTHILLS PARK BY WILLAMETTE RIVER: 11/16/22
  • Bald Eagles (2 perched in a tree by the granite pillars)
  • Canada Geese
  • Mallard
  • Spotted Towhee

 

  • BIRDS REPORTED NEAR IRON MT. PARK: 10/30/22
  • Black Capped Chickadee
  • Blue Heron
  • Mallards
  • Red Wing Blackbird

 

  • BIRDS REPORTED NEAR LUSCHER FARM NATURAL AREA: 10/1/22
  • Anna's Hummingbird
  • Common Raven
  • Red Tailed Hawk
  • Steller's Jay

 

  • BIRDS REPORTED NEAR STEVENS MEADOW NATURAL AREA: 10/1/22
  • American Robin
  • Black-capped Chickadee
  • Song Sparrow
  • Spotted Towhee

 

  • BIRDS REPORTED NEAR IRON MT. PARK:  9/10/22
  • Black-capped Chickadee
  • Blue Heron
  • Mallards
  • Steller's Jay

 

  • BIRDS REPORTED NEAR IRON MT PARK:  7/9/22
  • American Crow 
  • Bald Eagle
  • Blue Heron
  • Mallards
  • Osprey
  • Red Wing Blackbird

 

  • BIRD EGGS REPORTED NEAR LUSCHER FARM: 6/20/22
  • Killdeer eggs

 

  • BIRDS REPORTED NEAR WOOMONT PARK NAURAL AREA: 6/19/22
  • American Crow
  • Flicker
  • Horned Owl
  • Lesser Goldfinch
  • Robin

 

  • BIRDS REPORTED NEAR GEORGE ROGERS PARK: 6/14/22
  • Bald Eagle
  • Blue Heron
  • Flicker
  • Osprey (in a nest by baseball field)
  • Seagulls
  • Towhee

 

  • BIRDS REPORTED NEAR FOOTHILLS PARK by WILLAMETTE RIVER: 6/4/22
  • Bald Eagle
  • Canadian Goose
  • Osprey
  • Red Wing Blackbird

 

  • BIRDS REPORTED NEAR FOOTHILLS PARK by WILLAMETTE RIVER: 5/5/22
  • American Crow
  • Bald Eagle
  • Canadian Geese
  • Mallards
  • Osprey

 

  • BIRDS REPORTED NEAR IRON MT. PARK: 5/7/22
  • American Crow
  • Annas Hummingbird
  • Bald Eagle
  • Bkack Capped Chickadee
  • Blue Heron
  • Red Tailed Hawk
  • Robin
  • Stellar Jay

 

  • BIRDS REPORTED NEAR LILY BAY NATURAL AREA :11/4/21
  • Bald Eagle
  • Blue Heron
  • Osprey
  • Wood Duck

 

  • BIRDS REPORTED NEAR ROEHR PARK BY  WILLAMETTE RIVER: 10/12/21
  • Bald Eagle
  • Northern Flicker
  • Osprey

 

  • BIRDS REPORTED IN PARKS BY AN ENTHUSIASTIC 13 YEAR OLD BIRD WATCHER: 9/23/21
  • American Crow                   
  • American Robin     
  • Ana's Hummingbird        
  • Blue Heron   
  • Dark Eyed "Oregon" Junco     
  • Fox Sparrow 
  • House Finch                                                          
  • Orange Crowned Warbler                                 
  • Red Breasted Nuthatch       
  • Pileated Woodpecker       
  • Red Tailed Hawk     
  • Spotted Towhee     
  • Stellar's Jay                          
  • Varied Thrush   

  


The variety of trees, shrubs, flowers and ferns in Lake Oswego's natural parks areas is staggering! Let us know what you discover!

Native Species of Plants seen in Lake Oswego Parks' Natural Areas:

 

  • PLANTS & TREES REPORTED NEAR FREEPONS PARK 11/9/22
  • Big Leaf Maple
  • Douglas Fir
  • Fringecup
  • Oregon Grape
  • Red Alder
  • Salal

 

 

  • PLANTS & TREES REPORTED NEAR IRON MT. PARK:  10/12/22
  • Big Leaf Maple
  • Common Snowberry
  • Douglas Fir
  • Western Swordfern

 

 

Contact Information

Babs Hamachek

503.534.2697

bhamachek@lakeoswego.city

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