Boiler Bay birding

ASLC holds Board Meetings

at 5pm on the first Thursday of each month at
Chinook Winds Golf Resort Aces Bar and Grill unless otherwise noted.
All are welcome to attend.
NOTE: All of our Audubon birdwalks (noted as "ASLC Monthly Birdwalk" and "ASLC Lincoln City Birdwalk" below) are free and open to the public. No prior experience is needed and you do not need to pre-register. 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.

~ 2018 ~



Saturday, November 10, 9-11am
ASLC Monthly Birdwalk and Bird Watching Clinic ~ Salmon River Estuary at Knight Park
. We will look for wintering birds in woodlands, marsh and along the river. This walk is part of a series of birding tours led by ASLC field trip leaders in partnership with Lincoln City Parks and Recreation, Lincoln City Visitor and Convention Bureau. No registration is required and beginning birders are welcome. Binoculars and guidebooks are provided for those who need them. Dress for the weather.

Directions: From Lincoln City, travel north on Highway 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.

Thursday, November 15, 7pm
Yaquina Birders & Naturalists' Presentation ~ “North to Alaska” Presented by Roy Lowe
. Take a photographic journey to this land of stunted willows and wildflowers as presented by Roy Lowe. Roy and three companion birders traveled to Nome, Alaska in mid-June to observe and photograph tundra nesting birds and other wildlife. June is the peak month of nesting activity for most species of birds found there, including shorebirds. Nome and the surrounding Seward Peninsula is a must visit location for serious birders going to Alaska. Some species of birds breeding on the Seward Peninsula winter exclusively in Asia, Africa and the tropical Pacific. Nome is 100 miles south of the Arctic Circle so the sun is below the horizon for less than 3 hours each day making birding a 24 hour activity!

Meeting location: OSU Extension Lincoln County, 1211 SE Bay Blvd, Newport, OR 97365

Saturday, November 17, 8:30-10:30am
Yaquina Birders & Naturalists' Guided Naturalist Walk ~ Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC)
. Dawn Harris will lead this Yaquina Birders & Naturalists field trip that begins at the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC). The bay should be abundant with ducks like Surf Scoter, American Wigeon, Green-winged Teal and Northern Pintail along with a few less common birds like Long-tailed Duck, Common Goldeneye and Canvasback. A variety of loons and grebes are also seen wintering in the bay, come and see them before they migrate away to their spring nesting grounds. This free event is open to everyone. It may be wet and windy so dress for the weather. For more info, call 541-961-1307.

Meeting location: HMSC Visitor Center, 2030 Marine Science Dr, Newport OR 97365. Meet in the parking lot by the flagpole.



Saturday, December 1, 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. Meet in the west marketplace parking area at Salishan Resort. No prior birding experience is required. Binoculars and guidebooks will be provided. Most of this walk is on flat surfaces near parking so may be more appropriate than many ASLC trips for birders with limited mobility. This walk is sponsored by Lincoln City Parks and Recreation, Lincoln City Visitor and Convention Bureau, and is led by ASLC.

Annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC)

This is your chance to take part in the longest running "citizen science" project in the world. For the 119th year, the National Audubon Society is sponsoring the annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC), and we can boast three count circles in our area: Lincoln City CBC, Tillamook Bay CBC, and Yaquina Bay CBC.

Saturday, December 15th, Tillamook Bay CBC

Tillamook Bay is one of the oldest counts in Oregon, with the 2018-19 season being the 55th year. This year, teams will be arranged in advance. Please contact Jimmy Billstine for more information:

Sunday, December 16th, Lincoln City CBC

If you love bird watching, join us for breakfast at 6:30 at Sambo's, Lincoln City. 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 Lincoln City area.

Saturday, December 30th, Yaquina Bay CBC

The Yaquina Bay CBC needs your help counting birds in the Yaquina Bay area on Sunday, December 30 from 7 AM to 4 PM with a social gathering and countdown to follow. The Yaquina Bay count circle extends from just north of Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area southward to Seal Rocks and eastward to Toledo. About half of the Count Circle is offshore so we are always in need of people who can identify seabirds.

This event is sponsored by the Yaquina Birders and Naturalists and we need your help to make it a successful count. If you are interested contact Dawn Harris at to sign up or to get more information.

More details to come - Save the Dates!
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