Thursday, October 16, 7pm ~ Amelia O'Connor of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife presents "Seabird Monitoring in Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve." During the past summer, Amelia and 19 volunteers monitored six different cormorant colonies and Sea Lion Caves in order to estimate breeding productivity for Brandt's, Pelagic, and Double-crested Cormorants and the abundance of breeding Pigeon Guillemots and Rhinoceros Auklets. The data from this citizen science project will contribute to a baseline for Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve and provide an indicator for forage fish abundance within the reserve. This 3rd Thursday of the month Yaquina Birders & Naturalists meeting starts at 7 PM at the Meeting Room of Central Lincoln PUD (2129 North Coast Highway [HWY 101]) in north Newport. Cost: free. Everyone is welcome! For more info, call 541-265-2965.
Saturday, October 18, 9am ~ "Birding Field Trip at Siletz Bay." Dick Demarest and Mark Elliott will lead this Yaquina Birders and Naturalists field trip. Meet at Mo's Restaurant (860 SW 51st Street) in the Taft District of Lincoln City. Wintering birds are showing up in late October including ducks, geese, grebes and loons. Gulls will be abundant and resident songbirds will be sought out in the brushy habitat around the bay. Siletz Bay is also an excellent area to look for Bald Eagles. The field trip is free and open to the public. Dress or bring clothes for variable weather. For more information call 541-961-1307.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, November 4, 6, 10, 13 ~ ASLC Birding Basics. You will learn how birds behave so it will be easier to find, watch, and identify the species you are seeing. Bird identification, adaptations, and habitat will be introduced. You will have access to bird guides and binoculars and will learn how to use them. The final day of class will be a field trip to identify birds in the area. The classes are held at OCCC, Room 208 in Lincoln City. Tuition: $25. Material Fee: $5, Paid to instructor at first class. Instructors: Caren Willoughby, Laura Doyle, Patty Sorensen, Mark Elliott.
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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