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.

~ 2020 ~



There are no bird walks scheduled for December.
We hope to resume our 2nd Saturday walks in January.

The Tillamook Coast Rocks: Cape Lookout

Wednesday, December 9, 6:00pm Join us for this live information exchange as we discuss our plans to promote Cape Lookout as a Marine Conservation Area under Oregon's Rocky Habitat Management Strategy. The Strategy is being updated for the first time in 25 years. Many protected sites were re-approved, but some were not, and there are many others with little to no protection in place. Audubon Society of Lincoln City has selected Cape Lookout as one of the sites we are going to seek to have added to the Rocky Habitat Management inventory.

Learn about Cape Lookout and our efforts during this 45 minute public workshop. Contact us at for more information and to get the Zoom link.

Christmas Bird Counts

All skill levels and ages are welcome...don't fret if you are a beginning birder as this is a perfect opportunity to learn more about our local birds while participating in this free citizen science event. During the Christmas Bird Count volunteers tally as many species and number of individual birds as they can from sunup to sundown. Considered the longest running Citizen Science survey in the world and led by the National Audubon Society, Christmas Bird Count data provides critical data on bird population trends. We are fortunate to boast three count circles in our area:

Lincoln City CBC ~ CANCELLED.
The ASLC Board has decided to cancel the 2020 Lincoln City CBC.

Tillamook Bay CBC ~ CANCELLED.
The coordinator has made the call to cancel the 2020 Tillamook Bay CBC.

Yaquina Bay CBC ~ Sunday, December 27, all day
The 48th Annual Yaquina Bay Christmas Bird Count needs your help to serve on a field team or to conduct a feeder count. The Yaquina Bay count is within a 15 mile diameter circle that extends from Yaquina Head southward to Seal Rocks and eastward to Toledo.

Participation is FREE, but you do need to pre-register. Contact CBC coordinator Steve Holzman at This count is sponsored by Yaquina Birders and Naturalists.

We will be following the guidelines set up by The National Audubon Society. View guidelines

~ 2021 ~



Saturday, January 9, 9-11am
2nd Saturday Bird Walk ~ OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center Nature Trail and Yaquina Bay South Jetty
. Yaquina Bay regularly hosts thousands of wintering waterfowl. We will walk the nature path that begins at Hatfield Marine Science Center parking lot and then will drive to a south jetty overlook. Winter storms can bring unusual birds in addition to creating difficult viewing conditions. We hope to see Harlequin and other diving ducks, loons, phalaropes, gulls, and other wintering birds. Previous years sightings have included swans and geese in addition to winter residents along the nature trail. This trip offers short easy walks to viewing areas.

Location: We will meet in the Hatfield Marine Science Center parking lot.



Saturday, February 13, 9-11am
2nd Saturday Bird Walk ~ Alder Island Loop Trail at Siletz National Wildlife Refuge
. We will look for birds of prey, a variety of ducks, wintering sparrows, as well as other year round residents like Great Blue Herons. The variety of habitats that are now accessible from the Alder Island Loop Trail. This easy one mile trail loops through riparian and wetland habitat along the Siletz River.

We'll get our first look at the eight new interpretive signs, installed in October 2020 by US Fish & Wildlife (USFWS) and created in a joint ASLC/USFWS project with illlustrations by local scientific wildlife illustrator and ASLC board member Nora Sherwood, content by Peter Pearsall, and graphic layout by photographer/graphic designer Ernie Rose, also and ASLC board member.

Location: We will meet in the parking lot on the east side of Hwy 101 at the south end of the Siletz River Bridge.

Friday, Feb 12 - Monday, Feb 15 ~ 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. More details to come.

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