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.



Wednesday, September 26, 5:30pm ~ Lincoln City Cultural Center. We hope you can join Oregon Wild and other partners in conservation for an educational event about imperiled and recovering wildlife on the Oregon coast. Panelists from the Elakha Alliance, Portland Audubon, and Siuslaw National Forest will give brief presentations on specific species and then there will be audience Q & A.

October 2, 4, 9, and 11 ~ Birding Basics adult education at OCCC. Don't miss this chance to attend our two week (4 day) Birding Basics class at Oregon Coast Community College. Participants will learn how birds behave so it will be easier to find, watch, and identify the type you are seeing. You will have access to bird guides and binoculars and will learn how to use them. On the last day of the class we have a field trip to practice what you've learned.

The class is taught by our education coordinator Caren Willoughby, with Laura Doyle and Mark Elliott.

Register here!

Friday, October 12, 9:00am ~ Bird Watching Clinic. Lincoln City and Audubon Society of Lincoln City invite you to join us for walking and driving birding tour around Siletz Bay. Depending on group size and weather we may focus our bird search in Taft with a walking tour of the north side of Siletz Bay from the Taft dock, Schooner Creek, and the wetlands and forest edge surrounding Taft. We may extend our Siletz Bay tour to the south from Cutler City and possibly the Salishan nature trail. Dress for the weather.

Meet at 9 AM to begin this two-hour tour at Taft dock in Lincoln City.

Saturday, October 13, 9:00am ~ ASLC Monthly Birdwalk.Join us at Boiler Bay State Scenic Viewpoint for excellent offshore seabird watching. Possible Marbled and Ancient Murrelet, Rhinoceros Auklet, Sooty Shearwater and Western Grebe. From Boiler Bay we will continue to to Devil’s Punchbowl State Natural Area then south to Depoe Bay where we may find Black Turnstone and Surfbird.

Meet at 9 AM to in the Boiler Bay parking lot.

Be sure to check our calendar for more upcoming activities!


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.


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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

Get in the Act ~ For Conservation!

We Need Your Help

What kind of Oregon coast do you want to leave your children and grandchildren? Audubon Society of Lincoln City (ASLC) would like to expand our new Conservation Action Committee. We need 2 or 3 more people who would like to get a little more involved in preserving and protecting important habitat and threatened species. We have a committee: Joseph Youren, Steve Griffiths, Jeanne Sprague, Rich Hardman, Nora Sherwood, and Mark Nicholson; but a few more people means we can share the work without burdening anyone more than necessary.

Sanderling share the beachSanderling sharing the beach.

What would this mean?

Our greatest need is for people who can read and study online and print material relevant to issues of habitat and species protection on the Oregon coast. When we say the coast we mean from the mountains of the Coast Range to the offshore reach of the Oregon Territorial Sea. This involves estuaries, marine reserves, wildlife refuges, rocky shores, forests, and coastal prairies. We need help summarizing what we learn so we can provide reports and guidance to the ASLC board.

At the city, county, or state level we will engage in positive, informed citizen activism. You can help by writing letters or making phone calls to policy-makers. Attending meetings or hearings and reporting back what you saw and heard. Occasionally we will need to present statements to governing bodies like a City Council, County Commission, or State Commission. Expanding the size of our committee will allow us to cover more meetings.

Kayaking the Nestucca Kayaking on the Nestucca River

Our primary focus is on our home, the North and Central Oregon Coast, but we are actively looking for opportunities to encourage dialogue with other groups interested in outdoor recreation: surfers, fishermen, hunters, and public land advocates. We would like to define and support comprehensive coastal conservation from the mouth of the Columbia to the California state line.

Siletz Bay wetland Siletz Bay wetland looking east to the Coast Range

Can you commit some time and effort?

Please help us make a difference!

Call us at 541-992-9720 or email us at

Photo credits: Sanderlings, Ernie Rose; Kayaking, Ernie Rose, Siletz wetland, dawn villaescusa

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