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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

Thursday, October 19, 7:00 PM ~ Return of the Oregon Silverspot Butterfly with Anne Walker, USFWS Biologist. On July 28th the Fish and Wildlife Service and partners released Oregon silverspot butterfly caterpillars into restored prairie at Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge.  Thus began a new generation of the butterflies inhabiting the Oregon coast.  A lot of work by many people turned what was once a dream into an action plan to restore native coastal prairie habitat and Oregon silverspot butterflies on the refuge.  Learn about the efforts leading up to the release and ongoing monitoring of the butterflies. Anne is a biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service working as the species lead for the federally threatened Oregon Silverspot Butterfly.  She has coordinated the activities of the Oregon Silverspot butterfly Recovery Working Group, composed of over 40 partners, for 15 years. This Yaquina Birders & Naturalists event meets at OSU Extension Lincoln County, 1211 SE Bay Blvd, Newport.

Saturday, October 21, 9 -11am ~ Waterbirds of Yaquina Bay. Range Bayer will lead this Yaquina Birders & Naturalists field trip that begins at the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC). The bay provides a wintering area for grebes, loons, Great Blue Herons and a variety of ducks including wigeon, mergansers, bufflehead and surf scoters. We’ll also look for early arriving black brant. We invite you to join us at this free event open to everyone. Dress for variable weather. Meet at the flagpole of the Hatfield Marine Science Center Visitor Center Parking Lot, 2030 Marine Science Dr., Newport. The field trip will last two hours. For more info, call 541-265-2965.

Tuesdays & Thursdays, November 7,9,14,16, 1:30-3pm ~ "Birding Basics" at Oregon Coast Community College in Lincoln City. ASLC instructors Laura Doyle and Caren Willoughby, along with Mark Elliott, focus on birds of the Oregon coast during this 4-session class. Bird identification, adaptations and habitat will be introduced. Participants will learn how birds behave so it will be easier to find, watch and identify the type you are seeing. Students will have access to bird guides and binoculars and will learn how to use them. For more information and/or to register through Oregon Coast Community College call 541-996-6222 or going to their website. Cost: $40, plus $10 supply fee.

REGIONAL

Catch up what's happening at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge by clicking here.

Click here to read Klamath Basin Audubon Society's newsletter, The Grebe.

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

Want to know the status of bird migrations. Check out BirdCast, the realtime migration forecast by The Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

 

JIGSAW PUZZLE ENTHUSIASTS
For those who enjoy playing jigsaw puzzles, tackle our October one this month. Good luck!!

 

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IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS
Injured birds, dead mammals, poaching
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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


photo © ernie rose- injured great horned owl

October Birdwalk with ASLC

ASLC’s scheduled bird walk for the month of October starts at Boiler Bay State Scenic Viewpoint and ends at Devil’s Punch Bowl State Natural Area. Below are descriptions of each of the points of interest:

Boiler Bay State Scenic Viewpoint
From Hwy 101 in Depoe Bay, meet in the parking lot at Boiler Bay on W side of Hwy.
A rugged, basalt-rimmed bay creates a great spot to watch wild surf action and California gray whale migration in December and March. This is the premier sea-watch site on the coast. A spotting scope and experience are helpful in identifying distant seabirds. September-November regular species include Sooty and Pink-footed Shearwater, Black-legged Kittiwake, Marbled and Ancient Murrelet, and Rhinoceros Auklet; less frequent are Northern Fulmar, Buller’s and Short-tailed Shearwaters, and jaegers.

ssurf scoter

Depoe Bay Seawall
Parking on W side of Hwy 101 in Depoe Bay.
The “World’s Smallest Harbor”, open ocean, and rocky intertidal habitat provide excellent views of Surfbird, Black and Ruddy Turnstone, and occasionally Rock Sandpiper in winter, Black Oystercatcher, Pelagic Cormorant, and Pigeon Guillemot year- round.

black oystercatchers

Rocky Creek State Scenic Viewpoint
South of Depoe Bay, meet in parking lot. This small oceanfront park is nestled on a forested bluff overlooking sandy beach and rocky shores. It is a great point for watching seabirds like Common Murre, Pigeon Guillemot, Common and Pacific Loon, Surf and White-winged Scoter, Western and Horned Grebe, and Black Oystercatcher.

harlequin duck

Devil’s Punch Bowl State Natural Area
From Hwy 101, take exit for Otter Rock, proceed to 1st St, turn west, and go .5 mi to parking lot at end. Surfers and storm watchers frequent this unique geological site where the mighty Pacific slams with a thundering roar into a hollow rock formation shaped like a punch bowl. The area attracts Brown Pelican, Common Murre, Pigeon Guillemot, Heermann’s Gull, and Black Oystercatcher in summer. Marbled Murrelet, Rhinoceros and Cassin’s Auklet, and Pacific Loon are occasional. In winter, Harlequin Duck are in the nearby surf and Black Oystercatchers may flock at high tide on the rocks. Black Turnstone and Surfbird are common, and Rock Sandpiper are occasional.