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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, August 12, 9-11am ~ Kilchis Point Reserve. Situated on 200 acres of mixed woodlands bordering Tillamook Bay, the Reserve has 2 miles of flat trails. Good habitat for warblers and thrushes with sandpipers and birds of prey along the bay. 
Directions:
Traveling North on Hwy 101
from Tillamook towards Bay City: as you just begin to enter Bay City limits, turn LEFT on Warren Street (across from Habitat for Humanity Restore).  Turn LEFT on Spruce Street.  You will be able to see the trailhead parking lot. 
Traveling South on Hwy 101
from Bay City towards Tillamook:  Turn RIGHT on Warren Street (across from Habitat for Humanity Restore).  Turn LEFT on Spruce street.  You will be able to see the trailhead parking lot.

REGIONAL

Catch up what's happening at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge by clicking here.

JIGSAW PUZZLE ENTHUSIASTS
For those who enjoy playing with jigsaw puzzles, we've got a fun one for you to tackle this month. Good luck!!

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

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

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

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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 © ernie rose- great horned owl

News Clips of Interest

Oahu, Hawaii
Back on Dec. 27, 2015, three teenagers went on a camping trip to Ka’ena Point Natural Area Preserve where during one night they killed 15 adult Laysan Albatrosses and destroyed 15 nests with smashed or missing eggs. Click here to read the full story on the 10,000 Birds website.

Portland, OR
Learn more about local animals and how you can help wildlife in the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan region by clicking here.

Lincoln City, OR
Here’s a link to the Oregon Birding Association. Amongst other committees and programs, the OBRC (OR Bird Records Committee) collects, reviews, and maintains records of rare birds found in Oregon.

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Excerpt from National Audubon Chapter Leader Update
July 21, 2017

House Budget Proposal Threatens Arctic Refuge

This week, the House Budget Committee released their proposal for the 2018 fiscal year. It includes instructions to the Natural Resources Committee that would lead to opening up the coastal plain of the Arctic Refuge to oil and gas development, similar to the White House proposal earlier this year. The committee voted on the proposal on Wednesday; it will then go to a floor vote in the House. In response to this threat to one of the most important places for birds in North America, Audubon issued the following statement and tweet. Since birds from the Arctic Refuge migrate back through each of the lower 48 states, this is an issue that affects each and every Audubon member. Please encourage your supporters to act now by sharing this action alert asking them to write to their members of congress to oppose efforts to open the Arctic Refuge to oil development.

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Meadowlark vs Osprey

western meadowlark osprey

Hoping to get more children excited about birds and birding in Oregon, Stayton’s Senator Fred Girod introduced a bill, earlier this year, to change the state bird from the Western Meadowlark to the Osprey. He felt that the Osprey was much more exciting and visible and is more widely distributed than the lark.

Back in 1927 Governor Isaac Patterson chose the Western Meadowlark as the state bird of Oregon but the Legislature never gave it formal approval. Currently, the lark is the state bird of Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Wyoming, as well as Oregon.

With negative feedback for the change in Oregon’s state bird from the Audubon Society of Portland and many citizens, the bill was amended to keep the Western Meadowlark as the state song bird and to include the Osprey as the state raptor. The amended bill passed through the Senate and is pending passage by the House.

Interestingly, most states only have one state bird but seven have two and one has three state birds!