Boiler Bay birding

ASLC holds Board Meetings

at 5pm on the first Thursday of each month.
NOTE: All of our Audubon birdwalks (noted as "ASLC Second Saturday Bird Walk" and "Lincoln City Bird Walk" below) are free and open to the public. No prior experience is needed and you do not need to pre-register unless indicated. The walks are led by experienced birders and we provide the free use of binoculars and field guides. Dress for the weather as we hold our birdwalks rain or shine.

~ 2019 ~



Thursday, March 21, 7:00pm
Naturalist Presentation ~ Movement, dive behavior, and habitat-use of common murres in the Northern California Current
Seabird Biologist Stephanie Loredo will look at the behavior and distribution of non-breeding common murres captured at the Yaquina Head colony in Newport and in the Columbia River plume over multiple years which included the progression of a marine heatwave. Satellite transmitters allowed for the development of behavior-specific habitat models for three different movement groups.

Stephanie recently graduated from OSU with an M.S. in Wildlife Science. She has worked on marine wildlife research and conservation on the coast since 2014 for Oregon State, Bureau of Land Management and the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

Location: OSU Extension Lincoln County, 1211 SE Bay Blvd, Newport.

Saturday, March 23, 8-11am
Guided Naturalist Walk ~ Birding Beaver Creek
Join Oregon State Park Ranger Brian Fowler for a spring birding trip through the marsh and woodlands of Beaver Creek State Natural Area. Starting at the Welcome Center participants will peruse the feeders along the expansive observation deck and then meander along a forest trail listening for songbirds. The trail ends at a new section of boardwalk located on the marsh trail where ducks, geese, rails and other marsh birds can be seen and heard.

This is a free family event open to all who enjoy learning more about the birds of our area. Dress for variable weather and meet at 8 AM at the Welcome Center for Beaver Creek SNA. For more information call 706-296-2862.

Location: Welcome Center at Beaver Creek State Natural Area, North Beaver Creek Road, Seal Rock

Birds and Music ~ ASLC Fundraiser

ON THE LIST Bird Walk / Music Talk with Freddy Trujillo
Saturday, March 30, 11am-noon

"On The List with Freddy Trujillo" is a multiple episode television show based on taking various musicians bird watching. The meeting of these unique musicians and beautiful nature is the theme of the show. Each bird, as each individual, whistles to its own tune. Host Freddy Trujillo has spent a lifetime in the music business. He has experienced all the highs and lows it can offer and continues to tour all over the world to this day. Freddy is also an avid bird watcher and his passion for birds rivals his lifelong passion for music.

In each of the three episodes, Freddy shares his love of birds with fellow musicians, including blues legend Curtis Salgado, Jenny Conlee from The Decemberists, and author/musician Willy Vlautin.

This is a free showing with all donations going to the Audubon Society of Lincoln City (ASLC) to support our mission to to encourage residents and visitors to protect and enjoy the native birds, other wildlife, and habitats found on the Central Oregon Coast. Producer Tim Gallineau and star Freddy Trujillo will be at the event to introduce the show and answer your questions.

Special thanks to the Bijou Theater for making this fundraiser possible in their special theater!

Location: The Bijou Theater, 1624 NE Hwy 101, Lincoln City, OR 97367


Saturday, April 13, 9-11am
ASLC Second Saturday Bird Walk ~ Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge
. The new 2.2 mile Two Rivers Nature Trail boasts a sweeping viewpoint of the confluence of the Nestucca and Little Nestucca Rivers. The trail is moderately difficult based on elevation changes and uneven terrain. Will look for Varied and Hermit Thrush, a variety of sparrows, Northern Pygmy Owl, raptors, and waterfowl.

Directions: Heading north on Hwy 101, turn left at the refuge entrance on Christensen Road (just north of Oretown). We will meet in the lower parking area.

Friday, April 26, 9-11am
Lincoln City Bird Walk ~ Cutler City Wetlands Open Space and Josephine Young Memorial Park
. Cutler City Wetlands offers a unique habitat - wooded wetlands. Large trees host species such as Pileated Woodpecker while the marshy brush is home to Common Yellowthroat, Wrentits, and other songbirds. We'll look for recent spring arrivals, then move on to Josephine Young Memorial Park where we will watch for migrating shorebirds.

Easy walk, family-friendly. This walk is sponsored by Lincoln City Parks and Recreation and Explore Lincoln City, and is led by ASLC.

Directions: Meet at the pull-out on SW 63rd, west off of Hwy 101.


World Migratory Bird Day Festival

Saturday, May 11, 10am to 2pm
Protect Birds: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution
Our 2019 festival will be at the Lincoln City Community Center. Learn about how plastic impacts migrating birds, other wildlife, and each of us who live on or visit the coast. Find out what work is being done in addressing the problem of plastic pollution. And discover ways that you can become part of the solution!

The festival will feature fun kids activities, presentations, door prizes, and more. Light refreshments will be served. Watch this page - we will continue to add details as we finalize our plans.

If you'd like to be part of the festival, whether planning, sponsoring an activity, donating door prizes, or sharing your own experiences with reducing single-use plastics, let us know? Contact us at or join our ASLC Migratory Bird Day Planning group.

Birding Basics - Adult education class

Tuesday and Thursday afternoons May 21, 23, 27, and 28 from 1:30 to 3:00pm
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 birds you are seeing.

ASLC instructors Caren Willoughby, Laura Doyle, and Mark Elliot will teach identification, adaptions, and habitat of the birds of the Oregon Coast during this two-week class. Participants will have access to bird guides and binoculars and will learn how to use them. The final day of the class will be a field trip to practice using binoculars and field guides and identify birds in the area.

Cost of the class is $40 plus $10 for materials. Register here!

Location: Oregon Coast Community College North Center, 3788 SE High School Drive, Lincoln City, OR.

Friday, May 24, 9-11am
Lincoln City Bird Walk ~ The Villages Open Space and Road's End State Recreational Area
. This easy stroll takes us through meadows, woods, and marshes ultimately arriving at the ocean beach. We should see Black-headed Grosbeaks, Anna’s Hummingbirds, warblers, sandpipers, gulls, and more as we walk through mixed woodlands, forest, marsh, and coastline.

Easy walk, family-friendly. This walk is sponsored by Lincoln City Parks and Recreation and Explore Lincoln City, and is led by ASLC.

Directions: Meet at the west end of West Devil’s Lake Road (just past the golf course).


Friday, June 7, 9-11am
Lincoln City Bird Walk ~ Regatta Park and Devil's Lake
. Regatta Park, with a wonderful playground, picnic area, and beach access for swimmers and boats, is a favorite spot for local families. What is less well known are the nature trails in the park. We will walk through the woods looking for warblers, flycatchers, and other songbirds. Then we will check the lake for waterfowl and raptors such as the Osprey and Bald Eagles that nest nearby.

Easy walk, family-friendly. This walk is sponsored by Lincoln City Parks and Recreation and Explore Lincoln City, and is led by ASLC.

Directions: From Hwy 101 turn east on to NE 14th st. and drive about .6 mile. The park is on the right (driveway is difficult to see, so watch for the huge silver dragon). We will meet in the parking lot.

Saturday, June 8, 9-11am
ASLC Second Saturday Bird Walk ~ Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area (Lighthouse)
Yaquina Head is known for its easy viewing of nesting seabird colonies of Common Murre, Pelagic and Brandt’s Cormorant, Pigeon Guillemot, Western Gull, and Black Oystercatcher. The highlight for some are the Peregrine Falcons which have nested on the cliff face beside the Interpretive Center for several years.

Directions: Yaquina Head is located north of Newport off Hwy 101. Turn west at the traffic signal onto Lighthouse Drive. After stopping at the entrance booth, continue up to the Interpretive Center parking lot. Vehicle entrance fee will be waived for ASLC birdwalk participants.


Saturday, July 13, 9-11am
Lincoln City Bird Watching Clinic ~ Alder Island Loop Trail
. Audubon Society of Lincoln City invites you to join us at Alder Island Loop Trail on Millport Slough, part of the Siletz National Wildlife Refuge. This easy one mile trail loops through riparian and wetland habitat along the Siletz River. This is one of our easiest walks, with flat, gravelled paths. We will look for Warbling Vireo, a variety of warblers, raptors, and Great Blue Herons.

Easy walk, family-friendly. This walk is sponsored by Explore Lincoln City and Lincoln City Parks and Recreation and is led by ASLC.

Directions: Meet in the parking lot on the east side of Hwy 101 at the south end of the Siletz River Bridge.


Saturday, August 10, 9-11:30am
Lincoln City Bird Watching Clinic ~ The Knoll Open Space
. Audubon Society of Lincoln City invites you to join us on our most difficult bird walk of the year. We will climb The Knoll at the north end of Lincoln City. The Knoll is part of the Cascade Head Management Area, and was purchased by Lincoln City several years ago as one of the cities Open Spaces. The complete loop hike is about 2-1/2 miles through second growth forests and upland meadows with no facilities or water.

Compared with other Lincoln City bird walks, this hike will be longer and more difficult with uneven ground and elevation gain, so hiking boots and sticks are suggested. We will look for Canada (Gray) Jay, Swainson’s Thrush, Brown Creeper, and swallows.

This walk is sponsored by Explore Lincoln City and Lincoln City Parks and Recreation and is led by ASLC.

Directions: From Hwy 101, turn north at the stoplight onto NE West Devils Lake Blvd. Drive up the windy road to the locked gate where we will meet.


Saturday, September 14, 10am to noon
Second Saturday Bird Walk ~ Sitka Sedge State Natural Area
. Audubon Society of Lincoln City invites you to join us as we visit Sitka Sedge State Natural Area, Oregon’s newest State Park. The trail winds through tidal marsh, mudflats, dense forest, and sand dunes to the ocean. Will look for Marsh Wrens, Great Blue Herons, raptors, warblers, and other migratory birds.

Please note time change.

Directions: The park is located 1 mile north of Tierra del Mar (north of Pacific City) on the left side of Sandlake Rd. We will meet in the parking area.

Friday, September 20, 9-11am
Lincoln City Bird Watching Clinic ~ Hostetler Park (D River) and Devil's Lake State Park
Join us for a walk through diverse habitat along D River, crossing a hidden boardwalk through unique wetlands, then on through the campgrounds to Devil’s Lake. We will look for migrating birds and early fall arriving songbirds and waterfowl.

Easy walk, family-friendly. This walk is sponsored by Explore Lincoln City and Lincoln City Parks and Recreation and is led by ASLC.

Directions: Meet at the NE 1st street parking area on the east side of Hwy 101 in Lincoln City.

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