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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


Tuesdays & Thursdays, February 7-16, 1:30-3pm ~ Basic Birding. Do you find yourself listening to an odd chirp while walking or gardening? Are you fascinated by the random rustlings in the bushes? Do you notice and enjoy the birds in your world, but wish you knew more about these clever and busy neighbors? This is just the class for you! Participants will learn how birds behave so it will be easier to find, watch, and identify the type you are seeing. Bird identification, adaptations, and habitat will be introduced. Birds of the Oregon Coast will be our focus during this 4-session class. Participants will have access to bird guides and binoculars and will learn how to use them. The final day of class will be a field trip to identify birds in the area. Next Class to be held at Oregon Coast Community College - Lincoln City. $25 Lincoln City Campus, Room 208
Materials Fee: $10 paid to instructor at first class

Check out the Calendar page for additional listing of events.

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


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.


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.


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

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Injured birds, dead mammals, poaching
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

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
Kiawanda Community Center
34600 Kiwanda Drive
Pacific City, OR 97035

Sunday, March 5, 2017
Oregon Coast Community College
3120 Crestline Drive
Waldport, OR 97394

RSVP to or 206-221- 6893.

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

great backyard bird count