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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

Thursday, February 15, 7:00pm ~  Yaquina Birders & Naturalists Presentation: Land and Sea Conservation Issues and Strategies with Paul Engelmeyer, Audubon Ten-mile Creek Sanctuary Manager. Paul will present on the topic of Oregon Marine Reserves and the conservation challenges and issues facing Marbled Murrelet, Forage Fish and Coho Recovery efforts.  Paul has managed Portland Audubon Society's Ten-Mile Creek Sanctuary for almost two decades. Engelmeyer also works on the regional Forage Fish campaign ensuring a critical food base for seabirds, salmon, tuna and marine mammals within the California Current. Paul has worked in coastal conservation for over 20 years and is the chair of the Mid-Coast Watershed Council. MEETING LOCATION: American Legion, 424 W Olive Street, Newport.

Saturday February 17, 9-11am ~ Birding Siletz Bay as Mark Elliott leads this Yaquina Birders & Naturalists field trip around bird-rich Siletz Bay. The bay is abundant with a variety of wintering ducks, gulls, and other seabirds. Specialties include Common and Hooded Merganser, Bufflehead, and dabblers like Mallard, Green-winged Teal and Northern Pintail. Bald Eagles and Red-tailed Hawks are often seen perched in the forests surrounding the bay. Great Blue Herons and Great Egrets inhabit the tidal sloughs. Meet in the public parking lot by Mo's restaurant (860 Southwest 51st St.) in the Taft District of Lincoln City. The group will carpool to hotspots around the bay and hike the Alder Island Nature Trail and the Salishan Nature Trail. Join Mark at this free event open to everyone. Dress for variable weather. The field trip will last two hours. For more info, call 541-961-1307.

REGIONAL

Catch up what's happening at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge by clicking here.

Click here to read Klamath Basin Audubon Society's Feb/Mar newsletter, The Grebe.

Click here to read Corvallis Audubon's newsletter, The Chat.

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

Want to know the status of bird migrations. Check out BirdCast, the realtime migration forecast by The Cornell Lab of Ornithology. 

JIGSAW PUZZLE ENTHUSIASTS
For those who enjoy playing jigsaw puzzles, tackle our February one this month. Good luck!!

 

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

Injured Birds along central OR coast, call
Harry Dodson (Lincoln City) 541-921-0048

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

 

Show Your Support
in Defending the
Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA)

ASLC INCLUDES THIS LETTER by Pepper Trail of the Rogue Valley Audubon Society in support of defending the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA). We encourage each of you readers to contact your representatives in Congress and express support for the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

 

The 21st Annual GBBC
is February 16-19, 2018

The annual Great Backyard Bird Count is this weekend! From February 16-19, people from around the world will count birds and submit their sightings in the name of science and conservation. In as little as 15 minutes, participants can help create a snapshot of avian populations and provide critical information for future conservation efforts.Find out everything you need to know about the GBBC.

2018 GBBC poster

Scientists use information from the Great Backyard Bird Count, along with observations from other citizen-science projects, such as the Christmas Bird Count, Project FeederWatch, and eBird, to get the “big picture” about what is happening to bird populations. The longer these data are collected, the more meaningful they become in helping scientists investigate far-reaching questions.

Now, more than 160,000 people of all ages and walks of life worldwide join the four-day count each February to create an annual snapshot of the distribution and abundance of birds.

You are invited to participate! For at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the count, February 16-19, 2018, simply tally the numbers and kinds of birds you see. 

You can count from any location, anywhere in the world, for as long as you wish!

If you’re new to the count, or have not participated since before the 2013 merger with eBird, you must create a free online account to enter your checklists. If you already have an account, just use the same login name and password. If you have already participated in another Cornell Lab citizen-science project, you can use your existing login information, too.

Click here for more information on GBBC.

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