Boiler Bay birding
NOTE: All of our Audubon birdwalks (noted as "ASLC Second Saturday Bird Walk" and "Lincoln City Bird Walk" below) 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 ~

Please note:  The 2020 Lincoln City-sponsored Birdwatching Exploriences
have been cancelled by the city. We will be making decisions on the ASLC Second Saturday walks
that are shown below on a month-to-month basis.

 

AUG

Our August 2020 Bird Walks are cancelled. However, we have plans for more online presentations - stay tuned!


 

SEP

Saturday, September 12, 10am to noon
Second Saturday Bird Walk ~ Sitka Sedge State Natural Area
. Audubon Society of Lincoln City invites you to join us as we visit Sitka Sedge State Natural Area, Oregon’s newest State Park. The trail winds through tidal marsh, mudflats, dense forest, and sand dunes to the ocean. We will look for Marsh Wrens, Great Blue Herons, raptors, warblers, and migrating shorebirds.

Please note time change.

Location: The park is located 1 mile north of Tierra del Mar (north of Pacific City) on the left side of Sandlake Rd. We will meet in the parking area.


 

OCT

Saturday, October 10, 9-11am
Second Saturday Bird Walk ~ Boiler Bay State Scenic Viewpoint to Devil's Punchbowl State Natural Area
. This is a walking/driving tour of Rocky Habitat from Boiler Bay south to Otter Rock Marine Reserve. Excellent nearshore seabird watching. Possible Marbled Murrelets and Rhinoceros Auklets. At Depoe Bay we may find Black Turnstones and Surfbirds. And Devil’s Punchbowl may have Harlequin Ducks and Black Oystercatchers.

Location: Meet in the parking lot at Boiler Bay wayside.


 

NOV

Saturday, November 14, 9-11am
Lincoln City Bird Walk ~ Salmon River in the Cascade Head Scenic Area
. This two-hour walk along the Salmon River starts at Knight Park and wanders through woodlands, marsh, and along the river. We will look for grebes, gulls, cormorants, and raptors. Easy walk, family-friendly.

Location: Meet in the Knight Park parking lot.


 

DEC

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:

Tillamook Bay CBC ~ Saturday, December 19, all day.
This will be the 57th consecutive year for the Tillamook Bay count. If you love bird watching, join us for breakfast at 6:00am at Denny's Restaurant in Tillamook. You will be assigned to a team of field counters with a specific area to cover. All experience levels are welcome!

Field counters need to dress for Oregon coast weather. Mud boots or sturdy shoes are recommended. Bring your own optical equipment. You will also want to bring a lunch or something to snack on throughout the day, plus plenty of water. (Most sector leaders do not stop for lunch.)

If that sounds too strenuous, or you just don't have the full day to spend, you can participate as a backyard/feeder counter if you live in the Tillamook bay area.

WANT TO HELP?
Participation is FREE, but you do need to pre-register. Contact our Tillamook CBC coordinator James Billstine at billstinj@gmail.com. This count is sponsored by the Audubon Society of Lincoln City.

Lincoln City CBC ~ Sunday, December 20, all day.
Join a team to count birds for our 7th annual Christmas Bird Count. Or, if you live in the Lincoln City area, you can participate by counting birds in your backyard. We meet at 6:30am at Sambo's and end the day with a “countdown” and potluck at 4:30pm at Connie Hansen Garden.

Field counters need to dress for Oregon coast weather. Mud boots or sturdy shoes are recommended. Bring your own optical equipment. You will also want to bring a lunch or something to snack on throughout the day, plus plenty of water. (Most sector leaders do not stop for lunch.)

If that sounds too strenuous, or you just don't have the full day to spend, you can participate as a backyard/feeder counter if you live in the Lincoln City area (see map). We will provide a checklist and guidelines.

WANT TO HELP?
Participation is FREE, but you do need to pre-register. Contact our CBC coordinator Halle Renn at rennhalle@yahoo.com. This count is sponsored by the Audubon Society of Lincoln City.

Yaquina Bay CBC ~ TBD, 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.

WANT TO HELP?
Participation is FREE, but you do need to pre-register. Contact CBC coordinator Dawn Harris at oregoncoastbirding@gmail.com. This count is sponsored by Yaquina Birders and Naturalists.

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