Saturday, October 11th, 9-11am ~ join ASLC field leader Mark Elliott for birding at Whalen Island and Clay Myers State Park Natural Area. Clay Myers Natural Area at Whalen Island is a birding hot spot. Our birding experts say that Whalen Island is THE place for October coastal birding! Beginning birders are welcome. Binoculars and guidebooks are available for those who don’t have their own, and carpooling is usually an option.
Directions: from the south - from Lincoln City travel north on Hwy 101 about 15 miles to Pacific City turnoff. Turn left and travel about 2.8 miles to a stop sign with a Shell station on right. Turn left, travel over bridge and turn right onto Cape Kiwanda Dr. Passing the Pelican Pub on lefthand side, travel about 4.6 additional miles to launch site. You’ll come to a 4-way stop. Continue north to and through Tierra del Mar. About 1.5 miles after Tierra del Mar, you will turn left at brown sign reading “Whalen Island Clay Myers.” Park in parking lot next to restrooms. From the North: In Tillamook, travel about 10.5 miles south on Hwy 101 to the turn off. Turn right onto Sand Lake Rd toward Cape Kiwanda/Pacific City and travel an additional 4.3 miles to a stop sign. At the stop sign, turn left towards Pacific City/Sand Lake and travel 3.4 miles to brown sign reading “Whalen Island / Clay Myers.” Turn right and park in the parking lot next to restrooms. If you pass through Tierra del Mar, you have gone too far! Have questions? Call 541-992-9720.
Tuesday, October 14, 5:00pm ~ (ASLC) Board Meeting in Aces at Chinook Winds Golf Resort. Open to the public.
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MPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS
Injured birds, dead mammals, poaching,
call: State Police: 800-452-7888
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
Cascades Raptor Center (Eugene) 541-485-1320