Boiler Bay birding
NOTE: All of our Audubon birdwalks (noted as "ASLC Second Saturday Bird Walk" and "Lincoln City Bird Watching Clinic" 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.

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DEC

Friday, December 6, 9-11am
Lincoln City Bird Watching Clinic ~ Siletz Bay: The Bayhouse to Cutler City
Join us for a walking and driving tour of Siletz Bay from The Bayhouse Restaurant to SE Fleet in Cutler City. We will enjoy Great Egrets and Great Blue Herons, wintering waterfowl including Red-breasted Merganser, Northern Pintail, and Bufflehead.

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

Directions: The Bayhouse is located at 5911 SW Hwy. 101 about 1/2 mile south of SW 51st Street (just north of Cutler City). Meet in the parking lot.

Christmas Bird Counts

All skill levels and ages are welcome...don't fret if you are a beginning birder as this is a perfect opportunity to learn more about our local birds while participating in this free citizen science event. During the Christmas Bird Count volunteers tally as many species and number of individual birds as they can from sunup to sundown. Considered the longest running Citizen Science survey in the world and led by the National Audubon Society, Christmas Bird Count data provides critical data on bird population trends. We are fortunate to boast three count circles in our area:

Tillamook Bay CBC ~ Saturday, December 14, all day.
This will be the 56th consecutive year for the Tillamook Bay count. If you love bird watching, join us for breakfast at 6:00am at Denny's Restaurant in Tillamook. You will be assigned to a team of field counters with a specific area to cover. All experience levels are welcome!

Field counters need to dress for Oregon coast weather. Mud boots or sturdy shoes are recommended. Bring your own optical equipment. You will also want to bring a lunch or something to snack on throughout the day, plus plenty of water. (Most sector leaders do not stop for lunch.)

If that sounds too strenuous, or you just don't have the full day to spend, you can participate as a backyard/feeder counter if you live in the Tillamook bay area.

WANT TO HELP?
Participation is FREE, but you do need to pre-register. Contact our Tillamook CBC coordinator James Billstine at billstinj@gmail.com. This count is sponsored by the Audubon Society of Lincoln City.

Lincoln City CBC ~ Sunday, December 15, all day.
Join a team to count birds for our 7th annual Christmas Bird Count. Or, if you live in the Lincoln City area, you can participate by counting birds in your backyard. We meet at 6:30am at Sambo's and end the day with a “countdown” and potluck at 4:30pm at Connie Hansen Garden.

Field counters need to dress for Oregon coast weather. Mud boots or sturdy shoes are recommended. Bring your own optical equipment. You will also want to bring a lunch or something to snack on throughout the day, plus plenty of water. (Most sector leaders do not stop for lunch.)

If that sounds too strenuous, or you just don't have the full day to spend, you can participate as a backyard/feeder counter if you live in the Lincoln City area (see map). We will provide a checklist and guidelines.

WANT TO HELP?
Participation is FREE, but you do need to pre-register. Contact our CBC coordinator Halle Renn at rennhalle@yahoo.com. This count is sponsored by the Audubon Society of Lincoln City.

Yaquina Bay CBC ~ Sunday, December 29th, all day
The 47th Annual Yaquina Bay Christmas Bird Count is quickly approaching and we need your help to serve on a field team or to conduct a feeder count. The Yaquina Bay count is within a 15 mile diameter circle that extends from Yaquina Head southward to Seal Rocks and eastward to Toledo. This count is sponsored by the Yaquina Birders and Naturalists.

WANT TO HELP?
Participation is FREE, but you do need to pre-register. Contact CBC coordinator Dawn Harris at oregoncoastbirding@gmail.com. This count is sponsored by Yaquina Birders and Naturalists.

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JAN

Friday, January 10, 9-11am
Lincoln City Bird Walk ~ Siletz Bay: Taft Waterfront and Salishan Nature Trail
. Siletz Bay is a winter resting grounds for thousands of waterfowl including Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, American Wigeon, with the possibility of an Eurasian Wigeon. Bald Eagles often put on a show and Great Blue Herons and Great Egrets are always present. We will observe from the Taft dock, then drive south along the bay, ending at Salishan Nature Trail if time permits.

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

Directions: Meet at the dock beside Mo’s Restaurant (860 SE 51st St.) in the Taft District of Lincoln City.

Saturday, January 11, 9-11am
ASLC Second Saturday Bird Walk ~ Hatfield Marine Science Center Nature Trail and South Jetty
There will be an abundance of waterfowl, birds of prey, and 3 species of loons. Birds in the bush are always a surprise, like Western Meadowlarks and Savannah Sparrows.

Directions: From Newport take the first exit south after crossing the Yaquina Bay Bridge and drive on SE OSU Drive following signs for the Center. Park at the east side of the Visitors Center.




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