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.


 

AUG

Saturday, August 13, 9-11am
Lincoln City-2nd Saturday Bird Walk ~ EXPLORIENCE Alder Island Lincoln City
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EXPLORIENCE Alder Island Loop Trail in the middle of Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge! An easy one-mile trail loops through riparian and wetland habitat along the Siletz River. We’ll look for resident and migratory songbirds, along with nesting birds such as the Great Blue Heron and Osprey. The trail allows intimate views of a variety of habitats: estuarine, marsh, river, and woodland highlighted by interpretive signage.

Enjoy the birds of Alder Island and earn your EXPLORIENCE passport token!

Location: Meet in the Alder Island trail parking lot just south of the Siletz River bridge.

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


 

SEP

Friday, September 9, 9-11am
Lincoln City Bird Walk ~ EXPLORIENCE Cutler City Wetlands Open Space
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EXPLORIENCE Cutler City Open Space, a unique wooded wetlands habitat. Large trees host species such as Pileated Woodpecker, while the marshy brush is home to Common Yellowthroat and other songbirds. We'll look for early fall migrants, then move on to Josephine Young Memorial Park where we’ll watch for migrating shorebirds.

Enjoy the birds of Cutler City Wetlands Open Space and earn your EXPLORIENCE passport token!

Location: Meet at the pull-out on SW 63rd west off Hwy 101.

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


Saturday, September 10, 9-11am
2nd Saturday Bird Walk ~ Baskett Slough NWR & Mill Creek Park
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Join us for a birding road trip to enjoy this huge refuge with diverse habitat including wetlands, meadows, oak savannas, and woodlands. We’ll see residents such as Bald Eagles and Northern Harriers. In addition, songbirds and shorebirds will be migrating south through the refuge, and the first flocks of winter resident waterfowl will be arriving.

Bring a lunch and continue with us to Mill Creek Park for a picnic and more birding!

Location: From Hwy 22, turn north on Smithfield Rd (across from Kings Valley Hwy) and take the first right onto Colville Rd. Travel about a mile on the gravel road until you see our ASLC sign.

Birding Basics - Adult education class

Tuesday and Thursday afternoons Sept 20, 22, 27, and 29 from 1:30 to 3:00pm
Do you find yourself listening to an odd chirp while walking or gardening? Are you fascinated by the random rustlings in the bushes? Do you notice and enjoy the birds in your world, but wish you knew more about these clever and busy neighbors?

This is just the class for you! Participants will learn how birds behave so it will be easier to find, watch, and identify the birds you are seeing.

ASLC instructors Caren Willoughby, Laura Doyle, and Mark Elliot will teach identification, adaptions, and habitat of the birds of the Oregon Coast during this two-week class. Participants will have access to bird guides and binoculars and will learn how to use them. The final day of the class will be a field trip to practice using binoculars and field guides and identify birds in the area.

Stay tuned for more information and how to register!

Location: Oregon Coast Community College North Center, 3788 SE High School Drive, Lincoln City, OR.


 

OCT

Friday, October 7, 9-11am
Lincoln City Bird Walk ~ EXPLORIENCE The Villages Open Space
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EXPLORIENCE The Villages Open Space and Road’s End State Park, one of our most popular bird walks! This easy stroll takes us through meadows, woods, and marshes ultimately arriving at the ocean beach. We should see Black-headed Grosbeaks, warblers, sandpipers and more as we walk through mixed woodlands, forest, marsh, and coastline.

Enjoy the birds of The Villages Open Space and earn your EXPLORIENCE passport token!

Location: Meet on NE Devil’s Lake Blvd up past the golf course entrance. Look for the ASLC sign along the road.

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


Saturday, October 8, 9-11am
2nd Saturday Bird Walk ~ Boiler Bay to Devil's Punchbowl
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Join us for a driving tour of prime rocky habitats starting at Boiler Bay State Natural Area, for some excellent seabird watching and possible glimpses at nesting Black Oystercatchers. We’ll continue with stops at Depoe Bay and Otter Crest loop, where we’ll explore the proposed Cape Foulweather rocky habitat complex. Finally, we’ll visit Devil’s Punchbowl where we hope to find Surfbirds, Black Turnstones, and more.

Learn more about our protected nearshore habitats and the birds and other wildlife that depend on them!

Location: Meet in the Boiler Bay parking lot.


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