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.

~ 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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