Boiler Bay rocky habitat

Our mission is to encourage residents and visitors to protect and enjoy the native birds,
other wildlife, and habitats found on the Central Oregon Coast.

Serving Lincoln and Tillamook Counties since 2006


IN THE NEWS

COVID Alert: Due to the rising number of cases in Lincoln County, Masks will be required at all events and all safety protocols will be followed. We will post updates that affect our activities for each event here and on our Facebook pages.

2021 Bird Walks

No Bird Walk in December
Check out the Christmas Bird count in your area instead. Read the feature article and FAQs on this page to learn more!

BEYOND THE BEACH

Learn more about our shoreline that lies BEYOND THE BEACH in a series of three webinars brought to you by Lincoln City Audubon in partnership with Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition and Coast Range Association. More info...

Our Rocky Habitat Campaign

Join our My Favorite Rocky Habitat group on Facebook and share your stories, photos, and videos about your favorite rocky sites on the Lincoln and Tillamook coast!


TAKE ACTION!

TAKE ACTION to protect our rocky coastal habitats.
Thanks to strong support from coastal residents like you, Oregon residents and communities are now empowered to propose lasting protections for the coast.

LEARN MORE!

Our proposals for Cape Foulweather and Cape Lookout are going to be considered by the Ocean Policy Advisory Council at their Spring 2022 meeting.

Please help us make the case for
protecting these iconic sites.


LISTEN to an interview on Coast Range Radio as ASLC President dawn villaescusa talks about our rocky habitat proposals!

WATCH our stunning videos showing the beauty and importance of Cape Lookout and of the Cape Foulweather Complex


The revised Rocky Habitat Management Strategy, chapter 3 of the Oregon Territorial Sea Plan, was adopted on May 6, 2020.

How to Contact Your Elected Officials.

Find out who your Federal, State, and local officials are and obtain their contact information. More info...

SUPPORT US

Support ASLC through AmazonSmile. It is a simple way for you to support ASLC every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you'll find the exact same shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the sale to the Audubon Society of Lincoln City. To go directly to ASLC's support account, go to: smile.amazon.com/ch/20-3795649.

Or you can support ASLC directly by donating here:


Give the Gift of Wings! Another way to support us is to purchase a gift Lincoln City Audubon membership or upgrade your personal membership and receive a free calendar! More info...

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RESOURCES

Help with Bird Identification We've set up a couple of pages to help you identify the birds that you're seeing in your backyards and along the coast.

~ Backyard Birds of Oregon's Central Coast

~ Birds of Oregon's Coastal Habitat

Whether you are a resident state birder or a visitor, you might be interested in finding out what birds were sighted where in the state and when. Click here for up-to-date reports from the OBOL (Oregon Birders Online).

If you are interested in signing up to receive Oregon bird sightings reported to OBOL, click here.

eBird includes reports of birds seen locally and around the world. For recent reports and places to bird in Lincoln County, click here. For Tillamook County, click here.

Want to know the status of bird migrations? Check out BirdCast, the realtime migration forecast by The Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

See our Links page for more resources.

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Injured birds, dead mammals, poaching,
call: State Police: 800-452-7888

Injured Birds along central OR coast, call
Harry Dodson (Lincoln City) 541-921-0048

Injured Bird and Mammal Rehab Centers:
Chintimini Wildlife Center (Corvallis) 541-745-5324
Wildlife Care Center (Portland) 503-292-0304
Turtle Ridge Wildlife Center (Salem) 503-540-8664
Wildlife Center of the North Coast (Astoria) 503-338-0331

Injured Raptors
Cascades Raptor Center (Eugene) 541-485-1320


This Year, Give the Gift of Wings!

Purchase a gift Lincoln City Audubon membership or upgrade your personal membership and receive a free calendar! Here's how!


Christmas Bird Count ~ It's for the Birds!

All skill levels and ages are welcome...don't fret if you are a beginning birder as this is a perfect opportunity to learn more about our local birds while participating in this free citizen science event. During the Christmas Bird Count volunteers tally as many species and number of individual birds as they can from sunup to sundown.

Considered the longest running Citizen Science survey in the world and led by the National Audubon Society, Christmas Bird Count data provides critical data on bird population trends. We are fortunate to boast three count circles in our area: Tillamook Bay CBC, Lincoln City CBC, and Yaquina Bay CBC.

Birding in the snow
Siletz Bay winter birding

Tillamook Bay CBC
Saturday, December 18th

The Tillamook Bay CBC is one of the oldest counts in the State. Last year, having to cancel due to Covid guidelines, interrupted a 56 consecutive year streak. The count circle stretches from Netarts north to Rockaway Beach and east to include the Kilchis and much more(see map PDF). If you love bird watching in this rich coastal habitat, contact us! 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 Tillamook bay area.

WANT TO HELP?

Participation is FREE, but you do need to pre-register. Please contact Kathy Krall at krallfamily at comcast.net to be put on a team or to receive instructions on backyard counting. This count is sponsored by the Audubon Society of Lincoln City.

Lincoln City CBC
Sunday, December 19th

The Lincoln City count circle, like all others, is 15 miles in diameter. We've divided ours into seven sectors (see map). This is a relatively new count, less than ten years old. Our circle covers lakes, forests, streams, meadows, and ocean.

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 (see map). We will provide a checklist and guidelines.

WANT TO HELP?

Participation is FREE, but you do need to pre-register. Contact us at aslc@lincolncityaudubon.org to be put on a team or to receive instructions on backyard counting. This count is sponsored by the Audubon Society of Lincoln City.

Christmas Bird Count collage
Clockwise from top-left, Downy Woodpecker, Bald Eagle, Barred Owl, Red-breasted Merganser, American Coot (Photos complements of Ernie Rose)

Yaquina Bay CBC
Wednesday, December 29th

The 49th Annual Yaquina Bay Christmas Bird Count covers a diverse area from Newport to Toledo and south to Seal Rock (see map). We need your help to serve on a field team or to conduct a feeder count.

WANT TO HELP?

Participation is FREE, but you do need to pre-register. Contact CBC coordinators Kai Frueh at Kaifrueh2@gmail.com or Hendrik & Oscar at hhactitis@gmail.com.

Christmas Bird Count gathering
Christmas Bird Count "Countdown"

Christmas Bird Count ~ Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Christmas Bird Count (CBC)?
It is an early-winter bird census, where thousands of volunteers across many countries in the Western Hemisphere count birds over a 24-hour period on one calendar day.

What is a Count Circle?
It is a designated 15-mile (24-km) diameter circle in which birds are surveyed each year on count day.

Where can I count?
If your home is within the boundaries of one of the count circles (see map), you can stay at home and report the birds at your feeders, in your yard, or flying overhead on count day. If you want to join a team in the field, you need to register with the CBC coordinators using the contact information provided on our calendar page.

When can I count?
Any time from midnight to midnight on the date of the count in your area.

What equipment or tools do I need?
A pair of binoculars, a checklist of local birds, and a good bird book. Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America is one example. In Lincoln City, a simple checklist will be emailed to you prior to count day.

How do I report?
It’s easy! If you are counting in your backyard, we will provide you with a simple checklist that you can fill out and email to the CBC coordinator listing each species (e.g., Chestnut-backed Chickadee), how many you saw and your time (see “My count” and “My time” below). If you are with a team in the field, your team lead will have a checklist for the team.

My count:
Look for the maximum number of each species visible (or within earshot) at any one time. For instance, if you see 5 chickadees on your feeder at once, and a few minutes later a single chickadee flies by after the 5 are gone, don’t add another to your count.

My time:
Report how long you spend counting birds. If you count on-and-off during the day, keep a tally of time spent so you have an accurate total at the end of the day.

Christmas Bird Count map

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