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.

Our walks are family friendly and generally are quite easy walks (unless indicated).

~ 2022 ~

COVID Alert: Until the Covid 19 cases decrease, masks may be required at events and we may be unable to have binoculars to loan out. We will post updates that affect our activities for each event here and on our Facebook pages.


 

NOV

Saturday, November 12, 9-11 am
Lincoln City & 2nd Saturday Bird Walk ~ EXPLORIENCE the Salmon River estuary
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Join us for a visit to the mouth of the 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’ll look for grebes, gulls, cormorants, waterfowl, and raptors.

Learn more about our protected estuary habitats and the birds and other wildlife that depend on them! And earn your EXPLORIENCE passport!

Location: Meet in the Knight Park parking lot.

This walk is sponsored by Explore Lincoln City and Lincoln City Parks and Recreation and is led by Lincoln City Audubon.

It's our birthday party!

Saturday, November 19, 5-7:30 pm
We're having a birthday party potluck and fundraiser on November 19th at the Lincoln City Cultural Center.

POTLUCK: please bring a salad or entree. Dessert (birthday cake!) will be provided. Beverages will be available no-host.

PROGRAM:
- New website reveal!
- Author Sarah Swanson will talk about her new book, Best Little Book of Birds: The Oregon Coast and sign copies!

FUNDRAISER:
- Fundraising raffle with some original artwork and other items to support our programs!


 

DEC

Friday, December 2, 9-11 am
Lincoln City Bird Walk ~ EXPLORIENCE Siletz Bay!
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EXPLORIENCE Siletz Bay, our local winter resting grounds for thousands of waterfowl including Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, and American Wigeon. Bald Eagles often put on a show and Great Blue Herons and Great Egrets are always present. We’ll observe from the Taft dock, then drive south along the bay, ending at Salishan Nature Trail (time permitting).

Enjoy the birds of Siletz Bay and collect your EXPLORIENCE passport! This walk is part of the Explore Lincoln City EXPLORIENCE program.

Location: Meet in the Taft Waterfront parking area.

This walk is sponsored by Explore Lincoln City and Lincoln City Parks and Recreation and is led by Lincoln City Audubon.

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 17, all day.
The Tillamook Bay CBC is one of the oldest counts in the State. The count circle stretches from Netarts north to Rockaway Beach and east to include the Kilchis and much more(see map PDF). If you love bird watching in this rich coastal habitat, contact us! 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. Please contact Kathy Krall at krallfamily@comcast.net to be put on a team or to receive instructions on backyard counting. Sector assignments and possible (depending on covid) meetup plans will be made after December 3.

This count is sponsored by the Audubon Society of Lincoln City.

Lincoln City CBC ~ Sunday, December 18, all day.
Join a team to count birds for our 10th annual Christmas Bird Count. Or, if you live in the Lincoln City area, you can participate by counting birds in your backyard.

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.) We will end the day with a “countdown” and potluck at 4:30pm at Connie Hansen Garden.

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 aslcoregon@gmail.com. This count is sponsored by the Audubon Society of Lincoln City.

Yaquina Bay CBC ~ TBD, all day
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. Watch for more details!

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