The Devils Lake Water Improvement District has share its recent water quality update. Click here to learn more.
Thursday, April 17. Barry McPherson presents "Sea Kayaking in Scenic Desolation Sound, British Columbia." Barry will show photo slides of a guided sea kayak tour. The Desolation Sound area has good wildlife viewing, rich sea life, rugged peaks, thick forests, and remote lakes among the many islands laying between Vancouver Island and the BC mainland. This Yaquina Birders & Naturalists meeting starts at 7 PM at the Meeting Room of Central Lincoln PUD in north Newport. Cost: free. Everyone is welcome! For more info, call 541-265-2965.
Saturday, April 19. "Plant & Bird Field Trip along Cape Perpetua's Giant Spruce Trail." Join Sally Lockyear and Betty Bahn as they lead a Yaquina Birders & Naturalists field trip along a trail that parallels Cape Creek boasting old growth trees with an abundance of native flowers and shrubs. The namesake of the trail is a nearly 600 year old Sitka spruce towering 185 feet tall with a circumference of 40 ft that is also recognized by the state as an Oregon Heritage Tree (http://www.yachats.info/history/Giant_Spruce.html). The trip will last about 2 hours; the trail is two miles round-trip and is rated as moderately difficult. All are welcome to this free event, however, a pass or a $5 daily fee is required for parking. Meet at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center parking lot at 9 AM. For more information call 541-961-1307.
Witness the bird migrations at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.
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.
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