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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

Thursday, May 8, 5:00pm ~ (ASLC) Board Meeting in Aces at Chinook Winds Golf Resort. Open to the public.

Saturday, May 10, 9am-noon ~ Bird Walking Lincoln City Open Spaces. Meet in Chinook Winds Golf Resort parking lot. Call 541-992-0440 or visit our website for more information.

Spring Bird Blitz: Celebrate “Why Birds Matter” on the Oregon coast in Newport. On Saturday, May 10, Lincoln County will celebrate “Why Birds Matter.” Bird walks and family-friendly activities will be hosted at an array of coastal locales from 7am to 4pm. All ages and abilities are welcome, and many activities will be offered in Spanish and English. Visitors will enjoy unique opportunities to witness local and migratory birds in their native habitats and to get involved with helping birds while learning about the invaluable services birds provide. Read more here.

The Devils Lake Water Improvement District has share its recent water quality update. Click here to learn more.

REGIONAL

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

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

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A Successful Send Off

Portland Audubon and their Magpies have enjoyed dozens of field trips over the past few decades led by Dick Demarest. Dick guided his last group trip to Klamath Falls Basin this past March. Six members of the Audubon Society of Lincoln City enjoyed his leadership, the Doyles, the Sorensens and the Willoughbys.  Participants were led to specific locations on the Lower and Upper Klamath Rivers as well as the Nature Conservancy’s Williamson River site.  As we watched Dick’s orchestration of this whole event, we realized how remarkable it is to have folks like Dick who not only share their love of birds but also their abilities to organize groups, fix radios, maneuver to get closer looks and of course, to schedule regular restroom stops!

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 At least 79 bird species were observed popping out to say goodbye to Dick’s large groups.  These included the usual migratory and local birds as well as a White-Headed Woodpecker in the woods on the west side of Upper Klamath Lake. At the petroglyph rocks the Great Horned Owl once again peaked out of its nesting hole looking quite elegant in the shadows.  We were treated to an incredible display by a Golden Eagle and Prairie Falcons. 
We all greatly appreciated Dick’s time, energy and enthusiasm!!!!  Thanks for the memories, Dick!
We hope you have been inspired by ASLC’s field trips led by local birding enthusiasts such as Mark Elliott and Dick.  THANK GOODNESS, Dick has not retired from our coast field trips!  Check the field trips out on our calendar scheduled the second Saturday of each month.