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OUR MISSION: Encouraging residents and visitors to protect and enjoy the birds, wildlife and habitats found along the Central Oregon Coast
IN THE NEWS:

LOCAL

Saturday, October 8, 9-11am ~ Boiler Bay State Scenic Viewpoint to Devil’s Punchbowl State Natural Area: Excellent offshore seabird watching. Possible Marbled and Ancient Murrelet, Rhinoceros Auklet, Sooty Shearwater and Western Grebe. In Depoe Bay we may find Black Turnstone and Surfbird. Devil’s Punchbowl may reveal Harlequin Duck, Surf Scoter and Peregrine Falcon.  We will meet in the parking lot at Boiler Bay. Binoculars and field guides lent to those who don't have them. This ASLC event is free and open to everyone. For more information call 541-992-9720.

Check out the Calendar page for additional listing of events.

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Do you love working on picture puzzles? Have fun playing this July 8 ASLC Mystery Bird Puzzle for your birding entertainment. Enjoy!

REGIONAL

Click here to read Klamath Basin Audubon Society's latest newsletter, The Grebe.

For the latest information on Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, click on this link to go to their website.

Click this link to see what ABA (American Birding Assoc) Birding Festivals are happening where and when.

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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.

NATIONAL

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IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Injured birds, dead mammals, poaching
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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
Wildlife Center of the North Coast (Astoria) 503-338-0331

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


photo © nagi aboulenein - bald eagle

Join Audubon Society of Lincoln City for its monthly birding field trip
to Boiler Bay and
Devil's Punchbowl State Natural Area

boiler bay oregon

This October, ASLC trip leader, Mark Elliott, will lead a bird walk from Boiler Bay to Devil's Punch Bowl in Depoe Bay, OR.

Ever wonder how Boiler Bay got its name? Well, back in 1910, a 175-foot, 600-ton steam schooner ship named the J. Marhoffer came roaring full speed ahead into the rocky shore of Depoe Bay. Full ablazed in fire, there was no way to stop the ship from reaching land since all crew members abandoned ship because the boat was too hot to shut it down. Next question is how did the fire start in the first place?

J_Marhoffer schooner

Apparently an assistant engineer was working with a gasoline-operated blowtorch. By over-pressurizing it, he blew it up which ultimately started a blazingly hot fire in the engine room. The fire was so hot that no one could handle or open the valves to flood the room. Without that possibility, the ship was doomed to a fiery death. All that was left for the crew to do was to abandon ship and paddle their way to Fogarty Creek.

Meanwhile the smoking ship was traveling full speed ahead and eventually exploded off the rocks of Depoe Bay. Today, the only remaining part of the ship is its boiler, thus the name of Boiler Bay!

Boiler Bay State Scenic Viewpoint offers some great sightings of sea birds such as Black Oystercatchers, Pelagic Cormorants, Black Turnstones, Surf Scoters, Harelquin Duck,and others.

You'll definitely want to dress for the weather. The coastal weather can change in a heartbeat, from pleasantly partial sun to overcast wind and rain.

devils punch bowl

 

great backyard bird count