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

LOCAL

Saturday, October 27, 9:00am ~ Bird Watching Clinic. Lincoln City and Audubon Society of Lincoln City invite you to join us for a bird walk on the Head to Bay Boardwalk and Friends of Wildwood Trails. The walk begins on the level boardwalk adjacent to Devils Lake wetlands but we’ll continue on rougher Friends of Wildwood trails to search for winter resident woodland birds. We’ll be watching and listening for sparrows, woodpeckers, wrens, and raptors as well as wetlands wading birds and ducks.

Meet at 9 AM at Friends of the Wildwood Open Space parking area on NE West Devil's Lake Rd. See our calendar page for information about parking and directions.

Be sure to check our calendar for more upcoming activities!

REGIONAL

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.

NATIONAL

Did you know that, in a legal opinion issued December 2017, the current administration abruptly reversed decades of government policy on the implementation and enforcement of the Migratory Birds Treaty Act (MBTA)?

Oregon has joined seven other states challenging attempts to eliminate longstanding protections for waterfowl, raptors, and songbirds under the MBTA. Read about the states' challenge and National Audubon's efforts at www.audubon.org/news/ ...

and don't forget to

VOTE!

Join Audubon and bird lovers across the country and pledge to Vote For The Birds this fall.

In addition to Congressional races, there are countless state and local elections happening around the country that will have a big impact on our communities and our birds. These decision makers have an important influence on the ways that laws are written and enacted at every level of government.

The best way to protect birds and the places they need is to make sure that you vote on November 6. Take the pledge at www.audubon.org


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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









What's that Bird? ~ We can help!

Audubon Society of Lincoln City (ASLC) is committed to increasing awareness of birds in the environment to school children, adults, seniors, and visitors to the central coast.

Scoping Salmon River

Wild About Birds

Our "Wild About Birds" elementary school program includes two one-hour classroom sessions focusing on bird diversity and adaptation, bird anatomy and field marks, as well as bird habitat and behaviors. Students learn to use two basic birding tools: field guides and binoculars and then apply their new knowledge as they practice identifying birds. Audubon volunteers provide: student worksheets and visual aids, Audubon's "Wild About Birds" magazine, field guides, and binoculars. Some schools also choose to include an outdoor bird walk following the classroom sessions, with Audubon volunteers assisting by providing field guides, binoculars, and bird identification assistance.

Find the Osprey

Our Neighbors the Osprey

Our kindergarten program began in 2016 when Oceanlake teacher Megan Strong asked our education coordinator about a birding class for her kindergartners. Fortunately, there is an active Osprey nest directly across from the school, and the Osprey family provided a wonderful direct experience with one of our most charismatic bird neighbors. ASLC volunteers helped children view the nesting pair through scopes so that each child got a close-up view. In the spring of 2018, we brought “Our Neighbors the Osprey” to all six Oceanlake kindergarten classes. In addition, ASLC’s volunteers lead a kindergarten field trip to Alder Island Loop, helping the kids and their chaperones and teachers to become more aware of the animals, plants, and birds that surround us.

Using a field guide

Birding Basics

At the adult level, we offer “Birding Basics” at Oregon Coast Community College. This class targets local and visiting adults who are interested in learning more about the birds in their backyards and in local parks and open spaces. Participants learn how birds behave so they can find, watch, and identify the birds they are seeing. Audubon education volunteers teach identification, adaptations, and habitat focusing on birds of the Oregon Coast. The class is held most terms on two Tuesdays and Thursdays. One of the sessions addresses raptor identification, while another includes hands-on instruction on the use of bird field guides and binoculars. The final day of the class, our volunteers take the students on a field trip during which they can use their newly learned skills.

Labor of Love

At the heart of our education program are three dedicated volunteers. Caren Willoughby, Laura Doyle, and Mark Elliott have taught these classes for seven years! Do any of the classes sound like something you'd enjoy helping to teach? Caren, Laura, and Mark would love to have you join the education team! Email us at info@lincolncityaudubon.org.

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