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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OCT

Friday, October 11, 9-11am
Lincoln City Bird Watching Clinic ~ Salishan Nature Trail
Join us for a walk along Siletz Bay and on to the ocean beaches on the 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.

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 west marketplace parking area at Salishan Resort, which is located south of Lincoln City on Hwy 101. From Lincoln City, head south on Hwy 101 toward Gleneden Beach. At the Salishan stoplight, turn right into the marketplace parking lot.

Saturday, October 12, 9am to 11am
Second Saturday Bird Walk ~ Boiler Bay to Devil's Punchbowl
. Get to know the birds of our local Rocky Habitat in this tour of central Lincoln County!

Boiler Bay is a premier spot for offshore seabird watching at Boiler Bay - possible Marbled and Ancient Murrelet, Rhinoceros Auklet, Sooty Shearwater, and Western Grebe.

In Depoe Bay we will look for Black Turnstone, Black Oystercatcher, and Surfbird.

At Devil’s Punchbowl we may find Harlequin Duck, Surf Scoter, and Peregrine Falcon.

Directions: We will meet at the Boiler Bay parking lot and carpool along the route.

Birds of the Oregon Coast (formerly Birding Basics)

Adult education class

Tuesday and Thursday afternoons October 15, 17, 22, and 24 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.

Thursday, October 17, 7:00pm
Naturalist Presentation ~ Protecting a Sacred Space: The Vision for the New Yakona Nature Preserve
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Presented by JoAnn and Bill Barton

The Yakona Nature Preserve is a 170 acre sanctuary that contains stunning Sitka spruce forest. The Bartons will introduce you to the sanctuary in this presentation and give history on its formation. The Preserve was created as a forest sanctuary on Yaquina Bay and includes hiking trails and viewpoints freely accessible to people of all abilities and offers opportunities to learn about resident wildlife and cultural history, and to serve as a living laboratory of coastal ecosystems.

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

Saturday, October 19, 9am to 11am
Guided Naturalist Walk ~ Exploring HMSC and the South Jetty
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Year round this one mile nature trail bordering Yaquina Bay is popular with local birders and visitors. Join us for a walk as we welcome back wintering waterfowl. Steve and Rachel Holzman will lead this field trip. They'll look for ducks, songbirds and any shorebirds that remain including Dunlin, Western and Least Sandpiper, and Whimbrel.

Location: HMSC Visitor Center Parking Lot, 2030 SE Marine Science Drive, Newport, OR

 

NOV

Saturday, November 9, 9-11am
Lincoln City Bird Watching Clinic ~ Salmon River in the Cascade Head Scenic Area
This two-hour walk along the Salmon River starts at Knight Park and wanders through woodlands, marsh, and along the river. We will look for wintering grebes, gulls, cormorants, waterfowl, raptors, and songbirds.

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

Directions: From Lincoln City, travel north on Hwy 101 to Three Rocks Road North. Turn left and continue on Three Rocks Rd for 2.4 miles to Knight Park. We will meet in the parking lot.

 

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:

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 a local restaurant, and end the day with a “countdown” and potluck at 4:30pm.

Tillamook Bay CBC ~ Saturday, December 14, all day.
Details coming - mark your calendars!

Yaquina Bay CBC ~ TBD
Details coming - stay tuned!
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