Boiler Bay birding
NOTE: All of our Audubon birdwalks 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.

Our walks are family friendly and generally are quite easy walks (unless indicated).

~ 2022 ~

COVID Alert: Until the Covid 19 cases decrease, masks may be required at events and we may be unable to have binoculars to loan out. We will post updates that affect our activities for each event here and on our Facebook pages.



Tuesday, April 26, 6:30pm
Our Imperiled Sea ~ Combatting Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia
Oregon was one of the first places in the world where scientists observed ocean acidification, evidenced by weakened shells in the shellfish growing industry. Low oxygen levels, or hypoxia, compound the problem. Since 2006, combatting Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia (OAH) have become central issues in Oregon’s climate and ocean management planning. Responding to the increasing awareness and severity of OAH events, the Governor and state legislators have made investments in Oregon’s future by establishing the Oregon OAH Coordinating Council and committing to the Oregon OAH Action Plan.

Dr. Charlotte R. Whitefield, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will share examples of climate change effects on our ocean and what we can do about them. Dr. Whitefield is ODFW's first dedicated OAH staff member, supporting the state’s OAH Council for the past four years. Before coming to ODFW, Whitefield was a NOAA Knauss Fellow in Washington, D.C., working for Senator Murkowski on her Oceans Caucus, Arctic Caucus, and ocean acidification initiatives. Whitehead received her master’s degree from University of New England, Maine, and her Ph.D. from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, where she studied sea cucumber aquaculture.

This webinar is sponsored by Lincoln City Audubon, in partnership with Oregon Coast Community College. Register here.



Friday, May 13, 9-11am
Lincoln City Bird Walk ~ Cutler City Open Space
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.

Location: We will meet at the pull-out on SW 63rd west off of Hwy 101.

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

Saturday, May 14, 9-11am
2nd Saturday Bird Walk ~ Mike Miller Park, Newport
Mike Miller Park in Newport Oregon offers a unique example of Pacific Northwest forests, with its Sitka Spruce, Western Hemlock, Douglas Fir, and Coastal Pine trees. There are bridges, observation decks, and benches along the trail to sit and listen to bird calls, watch small animals, and enjoy the beauty of native coastal vegetation. We will look for migrating warblers along with resident Wrentits and woodpeckers.

If time permits, we will continue to South Beach where we will walk through the dunes to the beach looking for more spring arrivals.

Location: We will meet at the pull-out on SE 50th St east off of Hwy 101. Moderate walk.



Birding Basics - Adult education class

Tuesday and Thursday afternoons June 7, 9, 14, and 16 from 1:30 to 4:00pm
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 and Laura Doyle 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! (scroll down to Birding Basics)

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

Friday, June 10, 9-11am
Lincoln City Bird Walk ~ Hostetler Park and Devils Lake State Park
Join us for an easy walk through diverse habitat along D River, crossing a hidden boardwalk through unique wetlands, then on through the campgrounds to Devils Lake. We will watch and listen for summer arrivals and local residents including Yellow-rumped Warblers, Swainson's Thrush, and flocks of small songbirds.

Location: We will meet at the Hostetler Park parking area on NE 1st east of Hwy 101 in Lincoln City.

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

Saturday, June 11, 9-11am
2nd Saturday Bird Walk ~ Ona Beach and Beavercreek State Recreation Area
This walk includes ocean, marsh, woods, and upland habitat. We will begin with a walk through the woods along the creek, making our way to the ocean beach, looking for nesting birds including warblers and swallows, resident wading birds and songbirds. From there, we will drive to Beavercreek as time permits. This is an easy, family-friendly walk and drive.

Location: We will meet at the Ona Beach parking area.

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