Wildlife in Lake Oswego's Natural Areas

In the City of Lake Oswego, there are over 460 acres of natural-character parks. These natural parks are a vibrant and peaceful place to connect to nature and are vital to our community! They contribute to important habitat for plants, animals, birds and the watershed.

What have you discovered in Lake Oswego's natural areas? Can you add to these lists? Follow the links on each bullet point to learn more about the plants and animals from scientific sources!

If you spot plants, birds, or wildlife not listed, send your submissions with photos to Babs Hamachek: bhamachek@ci.oswego.or.us!


Our list of wildlife seen in the natural park areas is growing! Please let us know what wildlife you've seen and where you saw it!

Wildlife seen in Lake Oswego Parks' Natural Areas:

 

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

 

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

 

  •  WILDLIFE REPORTED NEAR RASSKEH PROPERTY: 10/6/21
  • White Tail Deer
  • Skunk
  • Rabbits
  • Coyote
  • Beaver

 

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

 

  • BIRDS REPORTED NEAR ROEHR PARK ALONG THE 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
  • Spotted Towhee                    
  • American Robin     
  • Blue Heron
  • Red Tailed Hawk              
  • Dark Eyed "Oregon" Junco     
  • House Finch                         
  • American Crow                     
  • Stellar's Jay                          
  • Varied Thrush                       
  • Orange Crowned Warbler    
  • Carolina Chickadee             
  • Chestnut Backed Chickadee   
  • Ana's Hummingbird            
  • Fox Sparrow                        
  • Red Breasted Nuthatch       
  • Pileated Woodpecker          

  


The variety of trees, shrubs, flowers and ferns in Lake Oswego's natural parks areas is staggering! Let us know if you discover something not yet listed!

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

Contact Information

Babs Hamachek

503.534.2697

bhamachek@lakeoswego.city

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