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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.
 

MAY


Thursday-Sunday, May 31-June 3 ~ 8th Annual Dean Hale Woodpecker Festival.
  This popular event will be held in Sisters, Oregon. Festival participants have a choice of twenty guided tours in search of 11 different species of woodpeckers and 200 other birds that make central Oregon a birding hot spot. Sponsored by East Cascades Audubon Society, this festival offers a fun, friendly, casual atmosphere that is all about the birds. The trips are affordable and guided by two local volunteers with the proceeds supporting the many ECAS projects and programs fostering bird conservation. Online registration opens April 2 at 9 am PDT and more information is on the website:  http://www. ecaudubon.org/dean-hale- woodpecker-festival. You can email questions to dhwf2018@gmail.com.  Trips fill quickly.
     
 

JUN

Saturday, June 9,  9-11am ~ ASLC bird walk at 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 5 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.
   
Saturday, June 16, 9-11am ~ Regatta Park with Devils Lake birdwalk led by ASLC guide Mark Elliott
. Binoculars and field guides are available to use. This free event is sponsored by ASLC, Lincoln City Parks & Recreation and Lincoln City Visitors & Convention Bureau. Call 541-992-9720 for more information.
   
Thursday, June 21, 5pm ~ Annual Meeting of ASLC Members
. Members of Audubon Society of Lincoln City are encouraged to attend this meeting which will include the election of Board members and officers. More information will be forthcoming.
     
 

JUL

Friday, July 13, 9-11am ~ The Villages at Cascade Head with Roads End State Recreational Park birdwalk with ASLC guide Mark Elliott. Binoculars and field guides are available to use. This free event is sponsored by ASLC, Lincoln City Parks & Recreation and Lincoln City Visitors & Convention Bureau. Call 541-992-9720 for more information.
 

 

Saturday, July 14,  9-11am ~ Buell County Park and Mill Creek Park in Polk County with ASLC guide Mark Elliott. 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.
     
 

AUG

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.
     
 

SEP

Saturday, September 8, 9-11am ~ Kayaking/canoeing and Birding the Little Nestucca River. This is part of the Nestucca NWR. We will see waterfowl, raptors and riparian birds. You will need to provide your own gear: kayak/canoe, personal flotation device (PFD)/ life vest (mandatory), and whistle (also mandatory). All participants must wear a PFD at all times when you are on the water. You should also be able to swim as you ARE responsible for your own safety. Be sure you have an invasive species permit for your vessel if it is 10 feet or longer (mandatory). Boat ramp is located on the south side of the Little Nestucca River on Meda Loop, a quarter mile off Hwy 101.
     
 

OCT

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.
     
 

NOV

Saturday, November 10, 9-11am ~ Cascade Head Scenic Area at the River House. We will meet at the River House where Jack Doyle (and others) will discuss photographing the birds on and around the beautiful Salmon River (bring your camera!). 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.
     
 

DEC

No field trip. ASLC's Annual Christmas Bird Count will be scheduled at a later date.