Tillamook Bay and Tributaries, COA 011

Photo Credit: Herman Biederbeck, ODFW

A large bay some 6 miles long with five rivers flowing in to it. Extensive sand/mudflats provide habitat for migratory and breeding waterfowl and shorebirds. The bay is protected from the open ocean by a the Bayocean Spit, formerly used by nesting Western Snowy Plovers.

COA ID: 011

Local Conservation Actions and Plans

Potential Partners

Special Features


  • Important migration stopover for migratory shorebirds
  • Very important site for wintering waterfowl, including Brant

Previously Associated With

  • 2006 COA ID CR-08 (Tillamook Bay and tributaries)


Strategy Habitats

Specialized Local Habitats

  • Sand bar

Strategy Species