Millport Slough birding

Our mission is to encourage residents and visitors to protect and enjoy the native birds,
other wildlife, and habitats found on the Central Oregon Coast.

IN THE NEWS

Registration is Now Open!
Spring adult Birding Basics class at OCCC
Registration is open for our Spring adult birding class at Oregon Coast Community College North Campus. More info...

Friday, April 26, 9-11am
Lincoln City Bird Walk ~ Cutler City Wetlands
. We will start with a walk through the unique wooded wetlands famous for the beautiful native rhododendrons. After looking for arriving songbirds, we'll walk over to Josephine Young for a look at the birds on Siletz Bay. More info...

Saturday, April 27, 1-2:30pm
The Ocean and the Climate Crisis
. Chuck Willer, Coast Range Association will talk about the 4th National Climate Assessment and new ocean-related research as well as dramatic national proposals and movements that have recently appeared to address the climate crisis. More info...

Saturday, May 4, 11am-noon
Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
. Special showing at the Bijou Theatre, Lincoln City as part of our Migratory Bird Day events. More info...

Saturday, May 11, 9-11am
Lincoln City Bird Walk ~ Friends of the Wildwoods Open Space
. This is a relatively easy walk through forest and forest edge right in the heart of Lincoln City on the Head to Bay Trail. Plan to join the Festival afterward! More info...

Saturday, May 11, 10am-2pm
Migratory Bird Day Festival at the Community Center
. Learn why plastic pollution is a problem for migrating birds and other wildlife, what is being done nationally and locally to diminish its devastating effects, and ways you can reduce its use in business and at home. More info...

TAKE ACTION!

Take action to protect our sea and shorebirds.
We need volunteers to help with surveys and monitoring of sea and shorebirds. Portland Audubon has taken the lead for many years on a variety of community science projects along the coast. Help is needed for such projects as Black Oystercatcher and Brown Pelican surveys, Snowy Plover Patrols, and Seabird Colony monitoring. All you need is time and willingness to learn. More information...

Take action to ban plastic bags and styrofoam in Oregon.
This legislative session, we have the chance to make a difference here in Oregon. House Bill 2509 would ban plastic bags statewide, and House Bill 2883 would ban styrofoam take-out containers and cups. Please urge your representative to vote yes on these bills. Contact them here...

Take action on Cape Falcon Marine Reserve.
Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW) is developing a site management plan for the Cape Falcon Marine Reserve (located off Oswald West State Park between Cannon Beach and Manzanita) and wants to hear from you! More information...

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RESOURCES

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 from the OBOL (Oregon Birders Online).

If you are interested in signing up to receive Oregon bird sightings reported to OBOL, click here.

eBird includes reports of birds seen locally and around the world. For recent reports and places to bird in Lincoln County, click here. For Tillamook County, click here.

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

See our Links page for more resources.

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Injured birds, dead mammals, poaching,
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

World Migratory Bird Day ~
Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution!


Events in Lincoln City

May is Rise Above Plastics month and the theme for the 2019 World Migratory Bird Day is Protect Birds: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution. We have three featured events:

Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

WHAT: Special showing of the documentary movie "Plastic Paradise"
WHEN: Saturday, May 4th, 11:00am
WHERE: Bijou Theatre, 1624 NE Highway 101, Lincoln City, Oregon

You won't want to miss this thoughtful, engaging documentary movie Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch. "This timely and informative documentary follows a young and engaging female investigative journalist as she travels to the mid-Pacific to learn about the garbage patch and its impact on the environment. Throughout, she sets just the right tone — telling and showing us the bad news of plastic — and letting us know what we as individuals can do about it." -- Steve Griffiths, ASLC Conservation Chair

This showing is FREE and is brought to you by:
- Audubon Society of Lincoln City
- Haystack Rock Awareness Program
- Lincoln City Green Drinks
- Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District
- Oregon Coast Aquarium
- Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition/CoastWatch
- SOLVE Oregon
and courtesy of the Bijou Theatre.

Migratory Bird Day Bird Walk
Field trip
Osprey in flight over Lincoln City, complements of Ernie Rose

WHERE: Friends of the Wildwoods Open Space, Lincoln City, Oregon WHEN: Saturday, May 11th, 8:30am-10:00am

Visit our calendar for details.

Migratory Bird Day Festival!
Protect Birds

WHAT: Indoor and outdoor festival with booths, presentations, and activities for adults and kids.
WHEN: Saturday, May 11th, 10:00am-2:00pm
WHERE: Lincoln City Community Center, 2150 NE Oar Pl, Lincoln City OR 97637

World Migratory Bird Day offers the chance to celebrate Spring and the arrival of migrating birds with live demonstrations, informative presentations, and hands-on activities and games for kids.

World Migratory Bird Day is celebrated each year to highlight the need for the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats. More than 300 events in more than 60 countries mark[ed] World Migratory Bird Day 2018 including bird festivals, education programs, media events, bird watching trips, presentations, film screenings, and a benefit concert to raise funds for international nature conservation.

This year’s theme, Protect Birds: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution strikes a chord with all who are interested in protecting our beautiful coastal habitat and wildlife: “Simply put, plastic pollution is a killer. Checkout bags from the grocery store, foam foodware, single-use water bottles, cigarette butts, and other plastics are responsible for everything from ugly litter to the death of wildlife.” (excerpt from Surfrider Foundation’s “Rise Above Plastics Toolkit”). Festivals like ours help to raise public awareness and offer viable solutions.

Audubon Society of Lincoln City (ASLC) is bringing the Migratory Bird Day festival to the Lincoln City Community Center in partnership with Haystack Rock Awareness Program, Lincoln City Parks and Recreation, Newport Oregon Surfrider Foundation, Oregon Coast Aquarium, Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition/CoastWatch, Oregon State Parks and Recreation, Tillamook County Master Recyclers, US Forest Service at Siuslaw National Forest, and Environment for the Americas. The festival is made possible through the support of sponsors including Chinook Winds Golf Resort and Salishan Resort.

The festival offers fun for the entire family! It is free to the public and no registration is required. Visit our calendar for more details, including a list of attractions and schedule of events!

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