During the Spring, Summer and Fall months at Silver Falls State Park visitors can experience a variety
of talks and walks provided by the interpretive park staff and members of the Friends of Silver Falls.
Visitors can participate in walks on
Geology, History, Wetlands, Plant ID, Wildlife and Birds, and
Waterfalls.
Call ahead to confirm time and dates. (Park: 503-873-8681)
Animals of Silver Falls State Park
Rodentia (Mice, Rates, Gophers, Squirrels)
  • Douglas Ground Squirrel - "Gray Digger"
  • Northern Flying Squirrel
  • Townsend Chipmunk
  • Douglas Squirrel - "Pine Squirrel"
  • Western Bushy-tailed Wood Rat
  • Ruddy Deer Mouse
  • Oregon Creeping Mouse - "Meadow
    Mouse"
  • Northwest Jumping Mouse
  • Mazama Pocket Gopher
  • Brown Mountain Beaver
  • American Beaver

Lagomotpha (Rabbits)
  • Washington Snowshoe Hare

Artiodactyla (Deer, Elk, Mountain Goats)
  • Black-tailed Deer
  • Roosevelt Elk
  • Rocky Mountain Elk
Insectivora (Shrews and Moles)
  • Trowbridge Shrew
  • Baird Dusky Shrew
  • Vagrant Shrew
  • Gibs Shrew
  • Coast Mole

Chiroptera (Bats)
Several kinds observed, but none collected for
specific identification

Carnivora (Cats, Dogs, Weasels, Bears, etc.)
  • Oregon Spotted Skunk
  • Striped Skunk
  • Cascade Weasel
  • Coyote
  • Bob Cat
  • Mountain Lion - "Cougar"
  • Western Mink
  • Raccoon
  • Pacific Marten
  • Black Bear
  • Gray Fox
  • River Otter
Birds of Silver Falls State Park
Chickadees
  • Black-capped Chickadee
  • Mountain Chickadee
  • Chestnut-backed Chickadee

Woodpeckers
  • Red-breasted Sapsucker
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • Hairy Woodpecker
  • Northern Flicker
  • Pileated Woodpecker

Vireos
  • Cassin's Vireo
  • Hutton's Vireo
  • Western Warbling Vireo

Swallows
  • Tree Swallow
  • Violet-green Swallow
  • Northern Rough-winged Swallow
  • Barn Swallow
  • Cliff Swallow

Swifts and Hummingbirds
  • Vaux's Swift
  • Rufous Hummingbird

Northern Shrike

Belted Kingfisher
Flycatchers
  • Olive-sided Flycatcher
  • Western Wood-Pewee
  • Willow Flycatcher
  • Hammond's Flycatcher
  • Pacific-slope Flycatcher

Owls
  • Western Screech Owl
  • Great Horned Owl
  • Northern Pygmy-Owl
  • Barred Owl
  • Spotted Owl
  • Great Grey Owl
  • Long-eared Owl
  • Saw-whet Owl

Pigeons & Doves
  • Rock Pigeon
  • Band-tailed Pigeon
  • Mourning Dove

Shorebirds
  • Killdeer
  • Spotted Sandpiper
  • Wilson's Snipe

Grouse & Quail
  • Sooty Grouse
  • Ruffed Grouse
  • Mountain Quail