Bird Rocks from Beach Level and the Trail Above

Four sister stacks on the northern Oregon coast, their highest point is 70 m, and the average elevation is 30 m. Their combined area is just under three ha. Bird Rocks isn’t the most creative place name, but it fits. They host breeding colonies of Brandt’s cormorants, common murres, pigeon guillemots, and western gulls. Bald eagles work the rocks during seabird season, and by summer, the rocks are a hangout for brown pelicans.

Four sea stacks, cloudy skies, and beach sand in the foreground
From beach level, Bird Rocks fill the frame
From the trail above, the middle two Bird Rocks, framed by the spruce canopy.