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 ~

 

MAY

Our May 2020 Bird Walks are cancelled. We encourage you to get outdoors, enjoy the birds and other wildlife in your neighborhoods, but at a safe distance from each other.


 

JUN

Our June 2020 Bird Walks are cancelled. However, we have some interesting online events that we're working on.

On the Rocks! Rocky Habitat Series


Part I: OREGON ISLANDS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
Wednesday, June 10, 6-7:00pm ~ Live Webinar
Roy Lowe, former long-time manager of the Oregon Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex, will bring to life with his experiences and photography of the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge. Roy will talk about this unique NWR complex and other rocky habitat on the Oregon Coast.

What is a National Wildlife Refuge Complex?
A National Wildlife Refuge Complex is an administrative grouping of two or more refuges, wildlife management areas or other refuge conservation areas that are primarily managed from a central office location. Refuges are grouped into a complex structure because they occur in a similar ecological region, such as a watershed or specific habitat type, and have a related purpose and management needs.

What is the Oregon Islands NWR Complex?
From nearly every viewpoint on the Oregon coast, colossal rocks can be seen jutting out of the Pacific Ocean. Each of these landforms is protected as part of Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge includes 1,853 rocks, reefs and islands and two headland areas and spans 320 miles of the Oregon coast.

The Rocky Habitat webinar series is jointly sponsored by North Coast Rocky Habitat, Oregon Shores CoastWatch, and Audubon Society of Lincoln City.

Part II: ROCKY HABITAT SERIES - Topic TBD
Wednesday, June 17, 6-7:00pm ~ Live Webinar

Details to follow...

The Rocky Habitat webinar series is jointly sponsored by North Coast Rocky Habitat, Oregon Shores CoastWatch, and Audubon Society of Lincoln City.

Part III: ROCKY HABITAT SERIES - Topic TBD
Wednesday, June 24, 6-7:00pm ~ Live Webinar

Details to follow...

The Rocky Habitat webinar series is jointly sponsored by North Coast Rocky Habitat, Oregon Shores CoastWatch, and Audubon Society of Lincoln City.

ASLC Annual Meeting and Year in Review!

Friday, June 25th from 6:00pm to 7:00pm ~ Online Zoom Meeting
Please join us for our annual meeting and "Year in Review"! Get a peek at our education programs, learn about our Rocky Habitat project, get enthused about our local conservation efforts, and learn how you can be involved.

The evening will feature a slide presentation reviewing our 2019-20 activities and accommplishments. We will have a brief business meeting, at which we will elect new board members and conduct a few necessary business matters. Non-members are welcome; however, only eligible* members may vote.

This will be a great opportunity to meet the ASLC Board of Directors, including this year’s nominees. We will have information on how you can become involved in our activities for the coming year, whether you are interested in conservation issues or helping with a class of kindergarteners.

Location: Online Zoom meeting. Please email us at info@lincolncityaudubon.org for details.


 

JUL

Saturday, July 11, 9-11am
Lincoln City Bird Walk ~ Nesika Park in Lincoln City
. Audubon Society of Lincoln City invites you to join us at Nesika Park in Lincoln City, Lincoln City's newest city park! We will explore the new trails, visit the nesting Osprey pair, and look for songbirds in the woods and wetlands.

Easy walk, family-friendly. This walk is sponsored by Explore Lincoln City and Lincoln City Parks and Recreation and is led by ASLC.

Location: We will meet at the dead end at Keel Street, before SE 3rd Street on west side of the park.


 

AUG

Friday, August 7, 9-11am
Lincoln City Bird Walk ~ Alder Island Loop Trail
. Audubon Society of Lincoln City invites you to join us at Alder Island Loop Trail on Millport Slough, part of the Siletz National Wildlife Refuge. This easy one mile trail loops through riparian and wetland habitat along the Siletz River. This is one of our easiest walks, with flat, gravelled paths. We will look for Warbling Vireo, a variety of warblers, raptors, and Great Blue Herons.

Easy walk, family-friendly. This walk is sponsored by Explore Lincoln City and Lincoln City Parks and Recreation and is led by ASLC.

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

Saturday, August 8, 9-11am
Lincoln City Bird Walk ~ Ona Beach/Beavercreek State Natural Area
. This diverse walk includes both marsh and upland habitat. At this time of year we will see songbirds including warblers and swallows, resident wading birds, sparrows, hawks, and woodpeckers. Easy walk, family-friendly.

Location: Meet in the Ona Beach parking lot.


 

SEP

Friday, September 11, 9-11am
Lincoln City Bird Walk ~ The Villages Open Space and Road's End State Recreational Area
. This easy stroll takes us through meadows, woods, and marshes ultimately arriving at the ocean beach. We should see Black-headed Grosbeaks, Anna’s Hummingbirds, warblers, sandpipers, gulls, and more as we walk through mixed woodlands, forest, marsh, and coastline.

Easy walk, family-friendly. This walk is sponsored by Lincoln City Parks and Recreation and Explore Lincoln City, and is led by ASLC.

Location: Meet at the culdesac at the north end of NE Devil’s Lake Blvd, off Hwy 101 just north of Lincoln City.

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

Friday, October 9, 9-11am
Lincoln City Bird Walk ~ Salishan Nature Trail (Siletz Bay)
. Join us for a walk along Siletz Bay and on to the ocean beaches on the Salishan Nature Trail where we will enjoy newly arrived wintering waterfowl. Bald Eagles often put on a show and Great Blue Herons and Great Egrets are always present.

Easy walk, family-friendly. This walk is sponsored by Lincoln City Parks and Recreation and Explore Lincoln City, and is led by ASLC.

Location: Meet in the west marketplace parking area at Salishan Resort.

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

Location: Meet in the Knight Park parking lot.


 

DEC

Friday, December 5, 9-11am
Lincoln City Bird Walk ~ Regatta Park and Devil's Lake Lincoln City
. Join us for a walk through the Regatta Park old growth looking for wintering songbirds. After the walk, we’ll check the lake for waterfowl and Bald Eagles.

Easy walk, family-friendly. This walk is sponsored by Lincoln City Parks and Recreation and Explore Lincoln City, and is led by ASLC.

Location: Meet in the Regatta Park parking lot.


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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