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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.

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JUL

Tuesday, July 31, 4-6pm ~ Paddle the Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Click here for full information.

AUG


Thursday, August 2, 5-7pm ~ Paddle the Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Click here for full information.

ASLC/Lincoln City Birdwalk: Friday, August 10, 9am-11am. A moderately difficult uphill hike through second growth forests and upland meadows. A longer hike (about 2 miles) with some steep uphill/downhill. We will look for woodland songbirds, raptors, and other summer resident birds. Directions: From Hwy 101, turn north at the stop light onto NE West Devils Lake Blvd. Follow NE West Devils Lake Blvd as it winds uphill through an open gate. Proceed uphill to the locked gate to park. We will start at the locked gate. Sponsored by Lincoln City Parks and Recreation, Lincoln City Visitor and Convention Bureau, and led by ASLC.

ASLC Monthly Birdwalk: Saturday, August 11, 11am-1pm ~ Birding the Bayocean Spit/Tillamook Bay.
The Spit is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and Tillamook Bay where we look for sea ducks and bay ducks. We keep alert for a sighting of a possible rare sandpiper among the flocks of migrating shorebirds. Great Egret and Great Blue Heron may be seen. Will look for warblers and Bushtits in the wooded areas. From Hwy 101 in Tillamook, turn west on 3rd Street. After 2 miles turn Right onto Bayocean Drive/ Three Capes Scenic Loop. After five miles turn Right onto a gravel road and drive 1.5 miles to parking lot. Immediately following the field trip we encourage you to join a tour of the collection of mounted birds from around the world at the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum located at 2106 Second Street in Tillamook.

Wednesday, August 15, 4-6pm ~ Paddle the Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Click here for full information.

Thursday, August 16, 4:30-6:30pm ~ Paddle along Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Click here for full information.

Saturday, August 18, 7-9am ~ Paddle the Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Click here for full information.

Sunday, August 19, 8-10am~ Paddle the Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Click here for full information.

 

SEP


ASLC/Lincoln City Monthly Birdwalk: Saturday, September 8, 9-11am ~ Alder Island Nature Trail part of at Siletz National Wildlife Refuge, is a one mile trail that loops through riparian and wetland habitat along the Siletz River. We will look for birds of prey, a variety of ducks, warblers, and fall migrants. Alder Island is on the east side of Hwy 101 just south of the Siletz River Bridge (across from Siletz Keys). We will meet in the parking lot. This walk is sponsored by Lincoln City Parks and Recreation, Lincoln City Visitor and Convention Bureau, and is led by ASLC.

ASLC/Lincoln City Monthly Birdwalk: Saturday, September 22, 9-11am ~ Hostetler Park (D River Open Space) Join us for a walk through diverse habitat including river, wetlands, lake, and woods. We will look for fall migrating songbirds. Easy walk, family-friendly. Meet at the NE 1st Street parking area east of Hwy 101 in Lincoln City. This walk is sponsored by Lincoln City Parks and Recreation, Lincoln City Visitor and Convention Bureau, and is led by ASLC.

 

OCT

Birding Basics ~ Adult class

Tuesdays and Thursdays October 2, 4, 9 and 11 at Oregon Coast Community College
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 type you are seeing. Bird identification, adaptations, and habitat will be introduced. Birds of the Oregon Coast will be our focus during this 2-week class. Participants will have access to bird guides and binoculars and will learn how to use them. The final trip of the class will be a field trip to identify birds in the area. (Field trip dependent on weather conditions.)

Class is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30-3pm. Cost is $40 plus a $10 supplies fees. The class is taught by ASLC board members Caren Willoughby, Laura Doyle, and Mark Elliott.

ASLC Monthly Birdwalk: Saturday, October 13, 9-11am ~ Boiler Bay State Scenic Viewpoint to Devil’s Punchbowl State Natural Area. Excellent offshore seabird watching. Possible Marbled and Ancient Murrelet, Rhinoceros Auklet, Sooty Shearwater and Western Grebe. In Depoe Bay we may find Black Turnstone and Surfbird. Devil’s Punchbowl may reveal Harlequin Duck, Surf Scoter and Peregrine Falcon. We will meet in the parking lot at Boiler Bay. This walk is sponsored by Lincoln City Parks and Recreation, Lincoln City Visitor and Convention Bureau, and is led by ASLC.

 

NOV


ASLC Monthly Birdwalk: Saturday, November 10, 9-11am ~ Cascade Head Scenic Area at the River House. We will look for wintering birds in woodlands, marsh and along the river. North of Lincoln City, at the junction of Hwy 101 and Three Rocks Road North, travel west toward the ocean for 2.3 miles. At the “Y’ in the road, turn right on to Savage Road and follow it to the end. It will bring you down to the mouth of the Salmon River and the Cascade Ranch River House. This walk is sponsored by Lincoln City Parks and Recreation, Lincoln City Visitor and Convention Bureau, and is led by ASLC.

 

DEC


ASLC Monthly Birdwalk: Saturday, December 1, 9-11am ~ 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

Sunday, December 16th is your chance to take part in the longest running "citizen science" project in the world. The National Audubon Society sponsors the annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC). This will be the 119th year, and the 6th year here in Lincoln City.

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.

More details to come - Save the Date!