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.


Friday, February 15 through Monday, February 18
Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC)
. Everyone is welcome to participate - from beginners to experts. It takes as little as 15 minutes on one day, or you can count for as long as you like each day of the event. It’s free, fun, and easy—and it helps the birds. More info...

Thursday, February 21, 7:00pm
Naturalist Presentation
. Insights on Oregon’s Marbled Murrelets by Lindsay Adrean, OSU Faculty Research Assistant. Lindsay will talk about the project which advances our understanding of the breeding requirements of Marbled Murrelets. More info...

Saturday, February 23, 10am to 1pm
Green Volunteer
. Learn how you can participate in a variety of environmental and citizen science efforts in our community. See this page and our calendar for details and plan to come!

Saturday, February 23, 9am-noon
Yaquina Birders' and Naturalists Guided Birdwalk ~ Alsea Bay
. Join Roy Lowe on this field trip starting at Alsea Bay and continuing to Eckman Lake east of Waldport. More info...


Take action on climate change. Please write your state representatives and urge them to support efforts to reduce Oregon’s greenhouse gas emissions and create clean energy jobs. Let’s work to make Oregon a leader in protecting the planet.

Rep. David Gomberg:
Senator Arnie Roblan:

Support positive decision making! Please write Governor Kate Brown and thank her for appointing two scientists to Oregon’s Board of Forestry. Also, please urge her to act on climate change by taking steps to protect more of our public forests. Greater protection would result in our forests storing more carbon and mitigating climate change.
Governor Kate Brown, Office of the Governor, 900 Court Street NE, Suite 254, Salem, OR 97301-4047


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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 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.


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 Involved and Think Green! ~
2019 GREEN Volunteer Fair

Are you concerned about the environment and have wondered how you can get involved? Here is your chance to learn about many of the projects on the Lincoln county coast! You will hear brief presentations and have a chance to choose the projects that are right for you. Opportunities range from one-time events such as marine BioBlitzes to ongoing projects like Snowy Plover patrol.

Green Volunteer Fair poster
Green Volunteer Fair poster. Artwork by Emily Bell Dinan

ASLC will be joined by Lincoln City Parks and Recreation Lincoln City Parks and Recreation, Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District, Midcoast Watersheds Council, Oregon Shores CoastWatch, Portland Audubon Society, Oregon Coast Aquarium, Oregon State Parks' Whale Watching Spoken Here and Salmon Drift Creek Watershed Council at this three hour event. Come learn about our programs, enjoy some light refreshments, and enter to win some fun door prizes!

HOT OFF THE PRESS! Read all about our participants and some of the volunteer opportunities in our Green Volunteer Fair Program which we'll hand out at the fair.

Oregon Shores CoastWatch

CoastWatch Volunteer Coordinator, Fawn Custer, will talk about the many opportunities that they have along the Lincoln county coast, including Marine Debris monitoring and BioBlitzes at key locations such as Cascade Head. CoastWatch is also launching a new Community Citizen Science Team for Cascade Head Marine Reserve. Learn how you can become involved!

Beverly Beach
Beverly Beach, site of marine debris monitoring (photo courtesy of ODFW)

Portland Audubon Society (PAS)

Portland Audubon has a number of bird-related projects in Lincoln County, including monotoring programs such as Sea and Shorebird colonies, Cormorants, and the Snowy Plover Patrol. They also manage survey programs for Black Oystercatchers and Brown Pelicans. Joe Liebezeit, PAS Avian Conservation Program Manager, will talk about these and other programs and answer your questions.

Black Oystercatcher pair
Black Oystercatcher pair at Boiler Bay, Oregon (dawn v)

Boiler Bay binoculars
Binoculars in Use at Boiler Bay, Oregon

Whale Watching Spoken Here (Oregon State Parks)

Gray whales are visible from Oregon’s shore nearly year-round, but two weeks every year are special! The winter and spring Whale Watch Weeks along the Oregon coast are recognized as some of the best opportunities to view the annual gray whale migration anywhere in the world. Learn how you can volunteer to help visitors to our coastline spot the whales and improve your own spotting skills at the same time. Beverly Beach Park Ranger, Luke Parsons, will talk about the program and answer your questions.

MidCoast Watersheds Council

Learn about how volunteers help with stream restoration efforts, including planting native species and removing invasive plants. Also hear about the spring river cleanup on the Siletz. Ari Blatt will talk about the program and answer your questions.

Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District

Learn about the many opportunities to help with stream stewardship, community water testing, plant nursery care, native plant sales, and much more. Josh Seekatz will talk about the program and answer your questions.

Oregon Coast Aquarium

The Aquarium has a wide variety of volunteer opportunities for adults and teenagers. Learn about animal husbandry, exhibit interpreters, and youth programs from volunteer coordinator Will Cotton.


We will have other groups at the volunteer fair who will have booths with people who can answer your questions and information to hand out about volunteer needs.

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