Boiler Bay birding
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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MAR

Thursday, March 5, 6:30pm
MidCoast Watersheds Council ~ Ridgetop to Reef series
. The coastal ecosystems of the Pacific Northwest provide a variety of benefits including supporting fisheries, biodiversity, tourism, water quality and coastal erosion protection. Many also have significant value in taking carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere to help mitigate impacts of climate change. Yet, little data exists on the carbon stocks of major tidal wetland types in the Pacific Northwest. Recent efforts have worked to quantify these amounts, revealing that our Sitka Spruce tidal forests can hold as much carbon as our old growth coast range forests. However, over 90% of these historic forest habitats have been converted to other land uses, and sea-level rise presents a challenge to restore these valuable ecosystems before they become too salty for forested wetland vegetation to survive.

Dive deeper into this topic on with this presentation by Dr. J. Boone Kauffman, professor of Ecosystems Ecology with Oregon State University's Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Sciences.

Refreshments will be provided at this free event!

Location: Pacific Maritime Heritage Center’s newly-renovated Doerfler Family Theatre in Newport on 333 SE Bay Blvd. Please consider carpooling, using alternative transportation, and arriving early. It is commercial crab season and nearby Bayfront parking outside of the designated PMHC spaces can be harder to find, and the upper PMHC parking lot should be made available for those with accessibility needs.

More information about the series of talks...

Friday, March 13, 9-11am
Lincoln City Bird Walk ~ Spring Lake Open Space
. This beautiful lake is located in Lincoln City off 14th St. Walk through woods along the lake and up to hilly meadows. We should see resident woodpeckers and Great Blue Heron as well as wintering sparrows and thrush.

Moderate walk (some tree roots, slight elevation changes, and muddy trails), family-friendly. This walk is sponsored by Lincoln City Parks and Recreation and Explore Lincoln City, and is lead by ASLC.

Location: We will meet in the Port Ave parking area, which is four blocks east of Hwy off NE 14th St.

Saturday, March 14, 9-11:30am
ASLC Second Saturday Bird Walk ~ Tillamook Raptor Survey
This driving and walking field trip will take us to several popular hangouts for wintering eagles, hawks, and falcons in the Tillamook bay area.

Location: We will meet at Fred Meyer in Tillamook at the north end of the parking lot


 

APR

Friday, April 10, 9-11am
Lincoln City Bird Walk ~ Cutler City Open Space and Josephine Young Park (Siletz Bay)
. 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.

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

Location: We will meet at the pull-out on SW 63rd west off Hwy 101 in Cutler City south of Lincoln City.

Saturday, April 11, 9-11:00am
ASLC Second Saturday Bird Walk ~ Nestucca 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.

Location: We will meet in the lower parking lot at the Christensen Rd entrance to Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge.


 

MAY

Saturday, May 9, 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 and more as we walk through mixed woodlands, forest, marsh, and coastline.

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

Location: We will meet at the cul-de-sac at the end of NE Devil’s Lake Blvd, off Hwy 101 north of Lincoln City.


 

JUN

Friday, June 12, 9-11am
Lincoln City Bird Walk ~ Friends of the Wildwoods Open Space
. Join us for a walk through forest and wooded wetland right in the heart of Lincoln City on the Head to Bay Trail. We should see year round residents such as Pacific Wren and Downy Woodpecker, and enjoy spring arriving warblers and Osprey.

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

Location: We will meet in the parking area/pullout which is about ½ mile east of Hwy 101 on NE 14th St/NE West Devils Lake Rd.

Saturday, June 13, 9-11:00am
ASLC Second Saturday Bird Walk ~ Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area (Yaquina Head Lighthouse)
Known for easy viewing of nesting seabird colonies of Common Murres, Pelagic and Brandt’s Cormorants, Pigeon Guillemots, Western Gulls, and Black Oystercatchers. The highlight for some are the Peregrine Falcons which have nested on the cliff face beside the Interpretive Center for several years.

Location: 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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