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ASLC holds Board Meetings on the second Tuesday of each month starting 5pm
at Chinook Winds Golf Resort Aces Bar & Grill unless otherwise noted. All are welcome to attend.
For more information, call 541-992-9720.
 

JAN
2018

Saturday, January 13, 9-11am ~ ASLC Bird Walk, OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center Nature Trail and South Jetty. There will be an abundance of waterfowl, birds of prey, and 3 species of loons. Birds in the bush are always a surprise, like Western Meadowlarks and Savannah Sparrows. From Newport take the first exit south after crossing the Yaquina Bay Bridge and drive on SE OSU Drive following signs for the Center. Park at the east side of the Visitors Center.

     
   

Thursday, January 18, 7:00pm ~ "Oregon's Master Naturalist Program" with Jason O'Brien. The statewide coordinator for the Oregon Master Naturalist Program, Jason O'Brien, will share information about the program and its roots of providing citizens with opportunities to learn about natural resources through the study of scientifically sound information.  This Yaquina Birders & Naturalistsevent includes topics on the natural history of plants, animals, habitats, and geology, the history and processes of landscape change, as well as the most relevant topics in present-day sustainable natural resource management. Meet at OSU Extension Lincoln County, 1211 SE Bay Blvd, Newport

     
   

Saturday January 20, 9-11am ~ Duck, Duck, Loon! Bird enthusiast Ram Papish will lead this Yaquina Birders & Naturalists field trip that begins at the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC). Right now the bay is jam packed 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. Join Ram at this free event open to everyone.  Dress for variable weather and meet at 9am at the flagpole of the Hatfield Marine Science Center Visitor Center parking lot at 2030 Marine Science Drive in Newport. The field trip will last two hours.  For more info, call 541-961-1307.

     
    Tues & Thurs, Jan 23-Feb 1, 1:30-3pm ~ “Basic Birding” is again taught by ASLC Volunteers at Lincoln City’s Oregon Coast Community College (OCCC) campus. 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 4-session class. Participants will have access to bird guides and binoculars and will learn how to use them. The final day of class will be a field trip to identify birds in the area. To sign-up visit www.oregoncoastcc.org.
     
    Thursday, January 25, noon-2pm ~ The Devils Lake Water Improvement District board holds its SOS Aquatic Plant Workshop.  This meeting will be held in Room 108 at Oregon Coast Community College. OCCC is located at 3788 SE High School Dr. in Lincoln City, Oregon. Meeting materials will be available at the workshop. Dr. Sytsma from Portland State University will be attending for a discussion on Aquatic Plant identification and sources. This is a great opportunity to learn how you can help keep Devils Lake healthy.
     
 

FEB

Saturday, February 10, 9-11am ~ Siletz Bay, Cutler City Wetlands and Salishan Nature Trails. Great Egrets and Great Blue Herons, Common Goldeneye, Red- breasted Merganser and Surf Scoter are usually seen with the possibility of an Eurasian Wigeon. Bald Eagles always put on a show. Meet at the dock beside Mo’s Restaurant (860 SE 51st St.) in the Taft District of Lincoln City.

     
 

 

Thursday, February 15 Sunday, February 18 ~  WinterWingsFest. Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech), 3201 Campus Drive, Klamath Falls, Oregon. Winter birds at their finest! Winter Wings brings together birders and photographers of all stripes to learn and explore with top notch professionals and enthusiastic local guides. The Klamath Basin is renowned for its massive wintering population of Bald Eagles, but is prime habitat for many other raptors including owls, as well as a stunning abundance and diversity of waterfowl. The 2018 Festival will feature three dynamic keynoters: Author and woodpecker specialist Stephen Shunk, Nikon Ambassador and wildlife photographer Moose Peterson; and author and instructor with the Cornell Lab, Kevin McGowan.
Highlight birds: Bald Eagle, Golden Eagle, Ferruginous Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, Peregrine Falcon, Prairie Falcon, White-headed Woodpecker, Greater White-fronted Goose,Tule Goose, Snow Goose, Ross's Goose, Tundra Swan, Barrow's Goldeneye, Eurasian Wigeon, Loggerhead Shrike, Northern Shrike, Northern Pygmy-Owl, Great Gray Owl, Sandhill Crane, Black-crowned Night-Heron
     
   

Friday, Feb 16 - Monday, Feb 19 ~ The 2018 GBBC (Great Backyard Bird Count) will take place. Everyone is welcome-- from beginning bird watchers 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. For more info, go to: www.birdsource.org/gbbc/ whycount.html.

     
 

MAR

Saturday, March 10, 9-11am ~ Nestucca National Wildlife Refuge bird walk led by Mark Elliott. The refuge supports 10% of the world population of dusky Canada geese. A multitude of habitat including pastures, grasslands, woodlands, tidal marsh and mudflats, as well as freshwater bogs and forest are found in this beautiful refuge. Turn left at the refuge entrance on Christensen Road and meet in the lower parking.
     
 

APR

Saturday, April 14,  9-11am ~ Alder Island Loop Trail at Siletz National Wildlife Refuge.  This is a brand new one mile trail that loops through riparian and wetland habitat along the Siletz River.  Will look for  birds of prey, a variety of ducks, warblers and early migrants. Will meet in the parking lot on the east side of Hwy 101 at the south end of the Siletz River Bridge.  Call 541-992-9720 for more information.
     
 

MAY

Saturday, May 12,  9-11am ~The Villages at Cascade Head. View Anna’s Hummingbirds, Black-headed Grosbeaks, Wilson’s Warblers, sandpipers, gulls and Surf Scoters as we walk through mixed woodlands, forest, marsh and coastline.  We will meet at the west end of West Devil’s Lake Road (just past the golf course).
     
 

JUN

Saturday, June 9,  9-11am ~ Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area (Yaquina Lighthouse).  Yaquina Head is known for its easy viewing of nesting seabird colonies of Common Murres, Pelagic and Brandt’s Cormorants, Pigeon Guillemots, Western Gulls and Black Oystercatchers. The highlight for some are the Peregrine Falcons which have nested on the cliff face beside the Interpretive Center for the last 4 years.  Yaquina Head Lighthouse is located north of Newport off Hwy 101.  Turn west at the traffic signal onto Lighthouse Drive.  Follow road to toll booth (requires recreation pass or vehicle entrance fee of $7.00) and continue on to Interpretive Center parking lot.
     
 

JUL

Saturday, July 14,  9-11am ~ Buell County Park and Mill Creek Park in Polk County. Enjoy a hot day along beautiful Mill Creek while looking for flycatchers, warblers, birds of prey and possibly a Western Tanager.  Located 35 miles east of Lincoln City off Hwy 22, turn left at Mill Creek Road. In a half mile turn right into Buell County Park.