Boiler Bay birding

ASLC holds Board Meetings

at 5pm on the first Thursday of each month at
Chinook Winds Golf Resort Aces Bar and Grill unless otherwise noted.
All are welcome to attend.
NOTE: All of our Audubon birdwalks (noted as "ASLC Monthly Birdwalk" and "ASLC Lincoln City Birdwalk" below) are free and open to the public. No prior experience is needed and you do not need to pre-register. 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.

~ 2018 ~

 

DEC

Friday-Saturday, December 8-9th, 9am-3pm
~ LSWCD 2018 Native Plant Sale ~ Newport High School, Newport, OR.
The goal of the Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District plant sale is to engage the community with their local flora and to provide an educational opportunity focusing on the numerous wildlife and water-saving benefits of using native plants at home.

Payments accepted by cash or check only. If you have questions, contact Josh Seekatz, josh@lincolnswcd.org or call 541-263-2631.

Location: Newport High School, 322 NE Eads St, Newport, OR.

Annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC)

This is your chance to take part in the longest running "citizen science" project in the world. For the 119th year, the National Audubon Society is sponsoring the annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC), and we can boast three count circles in our area: Lincoln City CBC, Tillamook Bay CBC, and Yaquina Bay CBC.

Saturday, December 15th, Tillamook Bay CBC

Tillamook Bay is one of the oldest counts in Oregon, with the 2018-19 season being the 55th year. This year, teams will be arranged in advance. Please contact Jimmy Billstine for more information: billstinj@gmail.com.

Sunday, December 16th, Lincoln City CBC

If you love bird watching, join us for breakfast at 6:30 at Sambo's, Lincoln City. 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 Lincoln City area. Please contact dawn villaescusa for more information: dawnv@birdlover.com.

Sunday, December 30th, Yaquina Bay CBC

The Yaquina Bay CBC needs your help counting birds in the Yaquina Bay area on Sunday, December 30 from 7 AM to 4 PM with a social gathering and countdown to follow. The Yaquina Bay count circle extends from just north of Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area southward to Seal Rocks and eastward to Toledo. About half of the Count Circle is offshore so we are always in need of people who can identify seabirds.

This event is sponsored by the Yaquina Birders and Naturalists and we need your help to make it a successful count. If you are interested contact Dawn Harris at oregoncoastbirding@gmail.com to sign up or to get more information.

Check out the Frequently Asked Questions on our home page.

~ 2019 ~

 

JAN

Saturday, January 12, 9-11am
ASLC Monthly Birdwalk ~ Yaquina Bay and South Jetty
. Join us for a walk along Yaquina Bay on the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) Nature Trail and then on to the Yaquina River South Jetty. There will be an abundance of waterfowl, birds of prey, and three species of loons. Songbirds along the trail include Western Meadowlarks and Savannah Sparrows. This is an easy walk on flat surfaces, however, some of the trail was damaged by erosion and may not be suitable for persons with limited mobility.

Directions: From Newport take the first exit south after crossing the Yaquina Bay Bridge and drive on SE OSU Drive following the signs for HMSC. Park at the east side of the Visitors Center.

Friday, January 18, 9-11am
Lincoln City Bird Watching Clinic ~ Siletz Bay: The Bayhouse to Cutler City
. Join us for a walking and driving tour of Siletz Bay from the Bayhouse to SE Fleet in Cutler City. We will enjoy Great Egrets and Great Blue Herons, wintering waterfowl including Red-breasted Merganser, Northern Pintail, and Bufflehead. This walk is sponsored by Lincoln City Parks and Recreation and Explore Lincoln City, and is led by ASLC.

Directions: The Bayhouse is located at 5911 SW Hwy 101 about 1/2 mile south of SW 51st Street (just north of Cutler City). We will meet in the parking lot.
 

FEB

Saturday, February 9, 9-11am
ASLC Monthly Birdwalk and Bird Watching Clinic ~ Siletz Bay: Taft Waterfront and Salishan Nature Trail
. Siletz Bay is a winter resting grounds for thousands of waterfowl including Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, American Wigeon, with the possibility of an Eurasian Wigeon. Bald Eagles often put on a show and Great Blue Herons and Great Egrets are always present. We will observe from the Taft dock, then drive south along the bay, ending at Salishan Nature Trail if time permits. This walk is sponsored by Lincoln City Parks and Recreation and Explore Lincoln City, and is led by ASLC.

Directions: We will meet at the Taft parking lot at the end of SW 51st Street, off of Hwy 101 in Lincoln City.

Friday, February 15 through Monday, February 18
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. Read more about it here, and check back for more information.

Saturday, February 23, 10am-1pm
Citizen Science Volunteer Fair
. Hear from many of the groups that help to care for our coastal wildlife and habitats, and learn how you can help birds and other wildlife in our area by volunteering to help with surveys, monitoring, clean-up, and more. Details to come.

Location: To be determined. Stay tuned!
 

MAR

Friday, March 12, 9-11am
Lincoln City Bird Watching Clinic ~ Hostetler Park (D River) and Devil's Lake State Park
. Join us for a walk through diverse habitat including river, wetlands, lake, and woods. We will look for wintering birds like Hermit Thrush and sparrows, and waterfowl. Easy walk, family-friendly. This walk is sponsored by Lincoln City Parks and Recreation and Explore Lincoln City, and is led by ASLC.

Directions: Meet at the NE 1st street parking area on the east side of Hwy 101 in Lincoln City.

Saturday, March 9, 9-11am
ASLC Monthly Birdwalk ~ Tillamook Raptor Survey
. This year we are trying something different - we're inviting you to accompany us on a survey of hawks, eagles, and falcons in and around the city of Tillamook. This will be a driving tour, with many stops. James Billstine, past-president of the Oregon Birding Association and resident of Tillamook County, will lead the survey.

Directions: We will meet at Fred Meyer, 2500 N Main Ave in Tillamook, at the north end of the parking lot. From there we will carpool so we can minimize the number of cars on the route.
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