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OUR MISSION: Encouraging residents and visitors to protect and enjoy the birds, wildlife and habitats found along the Central Oregon Coast
IN THE NEWS:

LOCAL

Saturday, March 11, 9-11am - ASLC Nestucca National Wildlife Refuge bird walk is led by Mark Elliott. The refuge supports 10% of the world population of dusky Canada geese. A multitude of habitat including pastures, grasslands, woodlands, tidal marsh and mudflats, as well as freshwater bogs and forest are found in this beautiful refuge. Turn left at the refuge entrance on Christensen Road and meet in the lower parking. No prior birding experience is required and binoculars and guidebooks will be provided. Call 541-992-9720 if more information is needed.

Thursday, March 16, 7 PM ~ A Photographic Journey into the National Wildlife Refuge System with Roy Lowe, former Refuge Manager for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. He will share stunning photos he has taken during visits to many National Wildlife Refuges. The Refuge System is comprised of 566 refuges that protect 850 million acres of lands and waters. Administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service these conservation areas occur in all 50 states, the Caribbean and far across the Pacific into the Eastern Hemisphere. In his presentation Roy will highlight the diversity of wildlife that can be observed on refuges along the Oregon Coast as well as refuges in other areas of the country. This Yaquina Birders & Naturalists meeting takes place at the Public Meeting Room of Central Lincoln PUD, 2129 North Coast Highway, Newport. For more info, call 541-961-1307.

Check out the Calendar page for additional listing of events.

Do you love working on picture puzzles?
Have fun playing this
March 2017 ASLC Mystery Bird Puzzle
for your birding entertainment. Enjoy!

REGIONAL

Click here to read Klamath Basin Audubon Society's latest newsletter, The Grebe.

Click this link to see what ABA (American Birding Assoc) Birding Festivals are happening where and when.

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Whether you are a resident state birder or a visitor, you might be interested in finding out what birds were sighted where in the state and when. Click here for up-to-date reports.

NATIONAL

Stay abreast of the latest information from Cornell Lab of Ornithology's eBird News.

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IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Injured birds, dead mammals, poaching
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call: State Police: 800-452-7888

Injured Bird and Mammal Rehab Centers:
Chintimini Wildlife Center (Corvallis) 541-745-5324
Wildlife Care Center (Portland) 503-292-0304
Turtle Ridge Wildlife Center (Salem) 503-540-8664
Wildlife Center of the North Coast (Astoria) 503-338-0331

Injured Raptors
Cascades Raptor Center (Eugene) 541-485-1320


NEWS UPDATE:
Striking a Deal on the Elliott Forest

by Joseph Youren, Audubon Society of Lincoln City Vice President


Optimistic, I attended the February 14, 2017 meeting of the State Land Board.  I knew that Governor Brown was to present an alternative to privatization of the Elliott State Forest, the conservation issue most critical to our chapter at this time.  She did exactly that when the agenda item came before them.  All we needed was for one of the other two members to support her proposal and the protocol to develop a sales agreement for 82,500 acres of public land would have ended.  We would then have time to work with the Oregon Legislature to fully develop a specific public option to keep these lands in public hands.  I was especially buoyed to hear Senate President Peter Courtney offer his assistance in the legislature to fund the public option through revenue bonds.  The Elliott has actually begun to show a profit after all.  Oregon could keep its lands and use the revenue to buy out the forest’s obligation to the Common School Fund. Then, disaster struck.

Click here to read the full report.

 

Beachwalkers and Birders Wanted!

coasst beach

Help make a difference for the environment by collecting data for the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST). COASST is a citizen science project dedicated to involving volunteers in the collection of high quality data on the status of coastal beaches and trends of seabirds. Its goal is to assist government agencies and other organizations in making informed management and conservation decisions, and to promote proactive citizen involvement and action. COASST volunteers systematically count and identify bird carcasses that wash ashore along ocean beaches from northern California to Alaska. Volunteers need NO experience with birds, just a commitment to survey a specific beach (about ¾ mile) each month.

If you are interested in participating, join COASST staff for a training session to hear about how COASST started, learn how to use the custom Beached Birds field guide, and try out your new skills with some actual specimens. There is no charge to attend a training, but plan to provide a $20 refundable deposit if you would like to take home a COASST volunteer kit complete with a COASST Beached Birds field guide. Training activities take place indoors. Beach surveys are best conducted in groups of 2 or more – please come with a survey partner in mind or plan to join a team during training.


Saturday, March 4, 2017
10:00am-4:00pm
Kiawanda Community Center
34600 Kiwanda Drive
Pacific City, OR 97035

Sunday, March 5, 2017
10:00am-4:00pm
Oregon Coast Community College
3120 Crestline Drive
Waldport, OR 97394

RSVP to coasst@uw.edu or 206-221- 6893.

If you can’t attend this event, check their website at www.coasst.org for additional information on upcoming events and trainings.

great backyard bird count