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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

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

This is an informational announcement from the Devils Lake Water Improvement District: Due to large tides and significant rainfall the D River at Devils Lake is experiencing a reduced outflow. As a result lake levels are rising. At approximately 5:00 p.m. this evening (Jan 21) the lake was @ 10.4' near the D River. DLWID will continue monitoring the lake conditions and send notification as conditions develop. Please be extra cautious near low lying areas and be aware of the potential for increased debris in and around the Lake.

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!

REGIONAL

ASLC has begun to talk about expanding our efforts in conservation, habitat restoration, and species protections. We hoped to get more specific in our next newsletter but the issue of the Elliot State Forest is too pressing and too important to wait for even a few days. Please read this action alert from Portland Audubon and take action in as many ways as you possibly can. Let me know if you need any further information. Thank you.
Joseph Youren, Vice President, ASLC

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.

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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

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

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IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

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

NEWS UPDATE:
Immediate Action Requested
to Protect 82,000 Acres of
Elliott Forest Public Land

Very soon the State Land Board will act on a proposal to sell 82,000 acres of public lands to a private timber company. The Audubon Society of Lincoln City is asking each of you, our members, to get involved directly by calling the Land Board Members' offices and asking them to please keep and manage the Elliott as a public land. Final action on selling the Elliott is scheduled for February, 2017.

As an Audubon chapter we are deeply committed to conservation issues. We need to demonstrate genuine, grassroots support for protecting this forest from privatization. To this end, we ask you to make two phone calls this week (one to the newly-elected State Treasurer and the other to the Secretary of State) to voice your concern about the possible loss of this forest from public use, enjoyment and recreation. For your convenience we've included their phone numbers:
State Treasurer Tobias Read - 503-378-4329
Secretary of State Dennis Richardson - 503-986-1523

Please call today. Join together and help us keep public lands in public hands.

(click here to read more about the Elliott State Forest.)

 

NEWS RELEASE:
Threatened Oregon Silverspot Butterfly on Flight Path to Reintroduction

Collaborative efforts would expand populations
on Nestucca NWR, Saddle Mountain

PORTLAND, OR – Imagine walking through an open meadow along the Oregon coastline and you are surrounded by butterflies with wings of yellow-orange fluttering all around you. This enchanting scene is closer to becoming a reality as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and partners are moving forward with plans for re-establishing two populations of the threatened Oregon silverspot butterfly.

The locations identified for potential reintroduction, both within the butterfly’s historical range, are Saddle Mountain State Natural Area in central Clatsop County and the Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge in southern Tillamook County. Saddle Mountain State Natural Area, owned and managed by the Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department, has high numbers of nectar and violet plants and should be to the butterfly’s liking. Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge has been actively restoring habitat for silverspots in preparation for their return.

nestucca NWR
Nestucca National Wildlife Refuge

(click here to read more about the Silverspot Butterfly)

great backyard bird count