Boiler Bay birding

ASLC holds Board Meetings

at 5pm on the first Thursday of each month.
NOTE: All of our Audubon birdwalks (noted as "ASLC Second Saturday Birdwalk" 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. 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.

~ 2019 ~

 

JAN

Thursday, January 17, 7:00pm
Naturalist Presentation ~ This is Your Shot!
. Let's welcome the New Year by featuring YOUR favorite photographs from 2018. Yaquina Birders and Naturalists invites you to be a part of this presentation. Bring up to 10 nature based photographs taken by you from anywhere in the world that you traveled or simply share the beauty from your own backyard. Birds, butterflies, blooms and more are welcomed! Provide your images either on a USB drive (preferred) or burned onto a compact disc. We'll provide the laptop and screen.

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

Friday, January 18, 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 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 Lincoln City Parks and Recreation and Explore Lincoln City, 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). We will meet in the parking lot.

Saturday, January 19, 9:30-11am
Yaquina Birders and Naturalists ~ Birds of the Lower Yaquina Bay
. Join Rachel & Steve Holzman and search for ducks, sparrows, and maybe a lingering Northern Shrike at the LNG Facility near Sally's Bend. A high tide brings the birds closer so the trip will meet at 9:30 AM. This free event is open to everyone. Dress for variable weather and bring a spotting scope if you have one. For more info, call 541-961-8724.

Directions: Meet at the LNG facility at 1660 Yaquina Bay Road in Newport. From Hwy 101, turn east onto Hwy 20 (Olive St) for 1/2 mile. Turn right onto SE Moore, then left onto Bay Blvd. Continue onto Yaquina Bay Road for about 1/2 mile then turn right onto the access road. We will meet at the first pullout on the right.

 

FEB

Wednesday, February 6, 6:00pm
Birds in my Backyard ~ Driftwood Library Special Presentation
. Learn more about identifying and feeding the birds who visit your backyard. Audubon education coordinator Caren Willoughby will talk about how to identify the birds who are coming to your yard and visiting your feeders. Caren will be followed by Judy Vincent from Wild Birds Unlimited who will talk about feeding the birds and how to prevent racoons and other pests from getting to the bird seed in the feeders.

Location: Community Room, Driftwood Public Library, Lincoln City, Oregon

Saturday, February 9, 9-11am
ASLC Second Saturday Birdwalk and Bird Watching Clinic ~ 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 led by ASLC.

Directions: We will meet at the Taft parking lot at the end of SW 51st Street, off of Hwy 101 in Lincoln City.

Friday, February 15 through Monday, February 18
Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC)
. Everyone is welcome to participate - from beginners to experts. It takes as little as 15 minutes on one day, or you can count for as long as you like each day of the event. It’s free, fun, and easy—and it helps the birds. Read more about it here, and check back for more information.

Saturday, February 23, 10am-1pm
Citizen Science Volunteer Fair
. Hear from many of the groups that help to care for our coastal wildlife and habitats, and learn how you can help birds and other wildlife in our area by volunteering to help with surveys, monitoring, clean-up, and more. Details to come.

Location: To be determined. Stay tuned!
 

MAR

Friday, March 12, 9-11am
Lincoln City Bird Watching Clinic ~ Hostetler Park (D River) and Devil's Lake State Park
. Join us for a walk through diverse habitat including river, wetlands, lake, and woods. We will look for wintering birds like Hermit Thrush and sparrows, and waterfowl.

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

Directions: Meet at the NE 1st street parking area on the east side of Hwy 101 in Lincoln City.

Saturday, March 9, 9-11am
ASLC Second Saturday Birdwalk ~ Tillamook Raptor Survey
. This year we are trying something different - we're inviting you to accompany us on a survey of hawks, eagles, and falcons in and around the city of Tillamook. This will be a driving tour, with many stops. James Billstine, past-president of the Oregon Birding Association and resident of Tillamook County, will lead the survey.

Directions: We will meet at Fred Meyer, 2500 N Main Ave in Tillamook, at the north end of the parking lot. From there we will carpool so we can minimize the number of cars on the route.
 

APR

Saturday, April 13, 9-11am
ASLC Second Saturday Birdwalk ~ Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge
. The new 2.2 mile Two Rivers Nature Trail boasts a sweeping viewpoint of the confluence of the Nestucca and Little Nestucca Rivers. The trail is moderately difficult based on elevation changes and uneven terrain. Will look for Varied and Hermit Thrush, a variety of sparrows, Northern Pygmy Owl, raptors, and waterfowl.

Directions: Heading north on Hwy 101, turn left at the refuge entrance on Christensen Road (just north of Oretown). We will meet in the lower parking area.

Friday, April 26, 9-11am
Lincoln City Bird Watching Clinic ~ Cutler City Wetlands Open Space and Josephine Young Memorial Park
. 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, family-friendly. This walk is sponsored by Lincoln City Parks and Recreation and Explore Lincoln City, and is led by ASLC.

Directions: Meet at the pull-out on SW 63rd, west off of Hwy 101.
 

MAY

Saturday, May 11, 9am to 3:30pm
World Migratory Bird Day Festival ~ Lincoln City, Oregon (venue TBD)
. Kids activities, art projects, bird walks, speakers, and more. Details to come.

Want to help with the planning, sponsor an activity, donate door prizes? Contact us at aslc@lincolncityaudubon.org.

Friday, May 24, 9-11am
Lincoln City Bird Watching Clinic ~ The Villages Open Space and Road's End State Recreational Area
. This easy stroll takes us through meadows, woods, and marshes ultimately arriving at the ocean beach. We should see Black-headed Grosbeaks, Anna’s Hummingbirds, warblers, sandpipers, gulls, and more as we walk through mixed woodlands, forest, marsh, and coastline.

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

Directions: Meet at the west end of West Devil’s Lake Road (just past the golf course).
 

JUN

Friday, June 7, 9-11am
Lincoln City Bird Watching Clinic ~ Regatta Park and Devil's Lake
. Regatta Park, with a wonderful playground, picnic area, and beach access for swimmers and boats, is a favorite spot for local families. What is less well known are the nature trails in the park. We will walk through the woods looking for warblers, flycatchers, and other songbirds. Then we will check the lake for waterfowl and raptors such as the Osprey and Bald Eagles that nest nearby.

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

Directions: From Hwy 101 turn east on to NE 14th st. and drive about .6 mile. The park is on the right (driveway is difficult to see, so watch for the huge silver dragon). We will meet in the parking lot.

Saturday, June 8, 9-11am
ASLC Second Saturday Birdwalk ~ Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area (Lighthouse)
Yaquina Head is known for its easy viewing of nesting seabird colonies of Common Murre, Pelagic and Brandt’s Cormorant, Pigeon Guillemot, Western Gull, and Black Oystercatcher. The highlight for some are the Peregrine Falcons which have nested on the cliff face beside the Interpretive Center for several years.

Directions: Yaquina Head is located north of Newport off Hwy 101. Turn west at the traffic signal onto Lighthouse Drive. After stopping at the entrance booth, continue up to the Interpretive Center parking lot. Vehicle entrance fee will be waived for ASLC birdwalk participants.

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