Boiler Bay birding

ASLC holds Board Meetings

at 5pm on the first Thursday of each month.
NOTE: All of our Audubon birdwalks (noted as "ASLC Second Saturday Bird Walk" and "Lincoln City Bird Watching Clinic" 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.

~ 2019 ~

 

FEB

Wednesday, February 6, 6:00pm
Birds in my Backyard ~ Driftwood Library Special Presentation
. Learn more about identifying and feeding the birds who visit your backyard. Audubon education coordinator Caren Willoughby will talk about how to identify the birds who are coming to your yard and visiting your feeders. Caren will be followed by Judy Vincent from Wild Birds Unlimited who will talk about feeding the birds and how to prevent racoons and other pests from getting to the bird seed in the feeders.

Location: Community Room, Driftwood Public Library, Lincoln City, Oregon

Saturday, February 9, 9-11am
Lincoln City, Second Saturday Bird Walk ~ 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.

Easy walk, family-friendly. 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.

Thursday, February 21, 7:00pm
Insights on Oregon’s Marbled Murrelets ~ Naturalists Presentation
. The mission of the Oregon Marbled Murrelet Project is to provide new scientific information that advances our understanding of breeding requirements of Marbled Murrelets in Oregon. In 2017 and 2018, we tracked radio-tagged Marbled Murrelets and documented their at-sea and inland movements. Lindsay Adrean, OSU Faculty Research Assistant, will introduce the project and review the preliminary results of these first two field seasons, which included documentation of a previously unknown nest predator and use of an unexpected tree species for nesting.

Location: OSU Extension Lincoln County, 1211 SE Bay Blvd, Newport, Oregon

GREEN Volunteer Fair

Saturday, February 23, 10am-1pm

Learn how you can help and other wildlife in our area by volunteering to help with surveys, monitoring, clean-up, and more. Portland Audubon Society, Lincoln City Parks and Recreation, Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District, SOLVE, CoastWatch, and Oregon State Parks' Whale Watching Spoken Here will all be there to tell you about their programs!

We will have light refreshments and fun door prizes! Don't miss it!

Location: Oregon Coast Community College, North Campus, 3788 SE High School Dr, Lincoln City.

Saturday, February 23, 9am to noon
Yaquina Birders and Naturalists Guided Bird Walk ~ Alsea Bay and Eckman Lake
. Roy Lowe will lead a Yaquina Birders & Naturalists field trip that begins in Alsea Bay. The bay provides a wintering area for grebes, loons, great blue herons and a variety of ducks including mergansers, bufflehead and surf scoters. The group will then travel east to the 50 acre Eckman Lake. This freshwater lake harbors hundreds of ducks in late winter including Mallard, Northern Pintail, American Wigeon, Green-winged Teal and Ring-necked Duck. We invite you to join us at this free event open to everyone. For more information call 541-961-1307.

Directions: Meet in the parking lot of Alsea Bay Bridge Interpretive Center, NW Maple Street, Waldport, Oregon.
 

MAR

Friday, March 8, 9-11am
Lincoln City Bird Walk ~ 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 Second Saturday Bird Walk ~ 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.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the huge amount of interest the "Tillamook Raptor Survey" bird walk is generating, we are requesting that you RSVP to aslc@lincolncityaudubon.org if you are planning to attend. We may need to obtain additional guides or plan different routes depending on the number of attendees. Thank you!

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.
 

APR

Saturday, April 13, 9-11am
ASLC Second Saturday Bird Walk ~ Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge
. The new 2.2 mile Two Rivers Nature Trail boasts a sweeping viewpoint of the confluence of the Nestucca and Little Nestucca Rivers. The trail is moderately difficult based on elevation changes and uneven terrain. Will look for Varied and Hermit Thrush, a variety of sparrows, Northern Pygmy Owl, raptors, and waterfowl.

Directions: Heading north on Hwy 101, turn left at the refuge entrance on Christensen Road (just north of Oretown). We will meet in the lower parking area.

Friday, April 26, 9-11am
Lincoln City Bird Walk ~ Cutler City Wetlands Open Space and Josephine Young Memorial Park
. Cutler City Wetlands offers a unique habitat - wooded wetlands. Large trees host species such as Pileated Woodpecker while the marshy brush is home to Common Yellowthroat, Wrentits, and other songbirds. We'll look for recent spring arrivals, then move on to Josephine Young Memorial Park where we will watch for migrating shorebirds.

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 pull-out on SW 63rd, west off of Hwy 101.
 

MAY

Saturday, May 11, 9am to 3:30pm
World Migratory Bird Day Festival ~ Lincoln City, Oregon (venue TBD)
. Kids activities, art projects, bird walks, speakers, and more. Details to come.

Want to help with the planning, sponsor an activity, donate door prizes? Contact us at aslc@lincolncityaudubon.org.

Friday, May 24, 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.

Directions: Meet at the west end of West Devil’s Lake Road (just past the golf course).
 

JUN

Friday, June 7, 9-11am
Lincoln City Bird Watching Clinic ~ Regatta Park and Devil's Lake
. Regatta Park, with a wonderful playground, picnic area, and beach access for swimmers and boats, is a favorite spot for local families. What is less well known are the nature trails in the park. We will walk through the woods looking for warblers, flycatchers, and other songbirds. Then we will check the lake for waterfowl and raptors such as the Osprey and Bald Eagles that nest nearby.

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

Directions: From Hwy 101 turn east on to NE 14th st. and drive about .6 mile. The park is on the right (driveway is difficult to see, so watch for the huge silver dragon). We will meet in the parking lot.

Saturday, June 8, 9-11am
ASLC Second Saturday Bird Walk ~ Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area (Lighthouse)
Yaquina Head is known for its easy viewing of nesting seabird colonies of Common Murre, Pelagic and Brandt’s Cormorant, Pigeon Guillemot, Western Gull, and Black Oystercatcher. The highlight for some are the Peregrine Falcons which have nested on the cliff face beside the Interpretive Center for several years.

Directions: Yaquina Head is located north of Newport off Hwy 101. Turn west at the traffic signal onto Lighthouse Drive. After stopping at the entrance booth, continue up to the Interpretive Center parking lot. Vehicle entrance fee will be waived for ASLC birdwalk participants.

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