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 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.

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Thursday, June 20, 7:00 PM
Naturalist Presentation ~ Orcas in Oregon
. Colleen Weiler, Rekos Fellow at the Rekos Fellowship for Orca Conservation. Killer whales, also known as orcas, are one of the most widely recognized type of whale or dolphin in the world. With their distinctive black-and-white coloring, tall dorsal fins, and reputation as top predators, everyone knows what an orca is and how they live – or do we? Orcas aren’t just the “wolves of the sea,” they live in incredibly close family groups, have lifespans similar to ours, and are one of the best examples of culture in non-human society. Join us to learn more about Orcas in Oregon, and how we can help save one of the most endangered whale populations in the world.

Colleen works to identify effective conservation strategies and protective measures for orca populations around the world, primarily focused on orca populations of the Eastern North Pacific. She has lived and worked in Oregon for 11 years, after giving up on ever seeing a whale in the Great Lakes of her home state of Michigan.

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

ASLC Annual Potluck and Year in Review!

Friday, June 21st from 5:00pm to 7:00pm ~ The Connie Hansen Garden
Please join us for our annual potluck and "Year in Review" ~ get a peek at our classes for children and adults, see highlights from our Volunteer Fair and Migratory Bird festival, get enthused about our local conservation efforts, and much more!

The evening will feature a slide presentation showing the beautiful birds of Arizona by past-president Jack Doyle. In addition, we will have a brief business meeting, at which we will elect new board members and conduct a few necessary business matters. Non-members and guests 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.

For the potluck, please bring your favorite main dish, salad, or dessert and place settings. We will supply coffee, tea, and water. You may bring other beverages as desired. If you’re not sure about what to bring, contact our meeting coordinator Caren Willoughby at

Location: The Connie Hansen Garden, 1931 NW 33rd St, Lincoln City, Oregon 97367. You are welcome to come early and enjoy the birds and flowers of the garden!

Saturday, June 22, 8-10am
Yaquina Birders and Naturalists Guided Walk ~ Birding Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area
June is the best time of year to look for nesting seabirds at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area. Steve and Rachel Holzman will lead a birding field trip for Yaquina Birders & Naturalists at the peak of the seabird nesting season. You are likely to see Common Murre, Pigeon Guillemot, Black Oystercatcher, Pelagic and Brandt's Cormorant and Bald Eagle. The onsite nesting Peregrine Falcon pair may still have young in the area too.

The guided trip is a free event open to all who enjoy learning more about the birds of our area. Note that Yaquina Head ONA does charge admission to enter the park which is currently $7 per vehicle. Dress for variable weather and meet at 8 AM in the parking lot for the visitor center. For more information call 541-961-1307.

Directions: Yaquina Head is located north of Newport off Hwy 101. Turn west at the traffic signal onto Lighthouse Drive.


Saturday, July 13, 9-11am
Lincoln City Bird Watching Clinic ~ 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.

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


Saturday, August 10, 9-11:30am
Lincoln City Bird Watching Clinic ~ The Knoll Open Space
. Audubon Society of Lincoln City invites you to join us on our most difficult bird walk of the year. We will climb The Knoll at the north end of Lincoln City. The Knoll is part of the Cascade Head Management Area, and was purchased by Lincoln City several years ago as one of the cities Open Spaces. The complete loop hike is about 2-1/2 miles through second growth forests and upland meadows with no facilities or water.

Compared with other Lincoln City bird walks, this hike will be longer and more difficult with uneven ground and elevation gain, so hiking boots and sticks are suggested. We will look for Canada (Gray) Jay, Swainson’s Thrush, Brown Creeper, and swallows.

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

Directions: From Hwy 101, turn north at the stoplight onto NE West Devils Lake Blvd. Drive up the windy road to the locked gate where we will meet.


Saturday, September 14, 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. Will look for Marsh Wrens, Great Blue Herons, raptors, warblers, and other migratory birds.

Please note time change.

Directions: 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.

Friday, September 20, 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 along D River, crossing a hidden boardwalk through unique wetlands, then on through the campgrounds to Devil’s Lake. We will look for migrating birds and early fall arriving songbirds and waterfowl.

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

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

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