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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 11th, 9-11am ~ join ASLC field leader Mark Elliott for birding at Whalen Island and Clay Myers State Park Natural Area. Clay Myers Natural Area at Whalen Island is a birding hot spot. Our birding experts say that Whalen Island is THE place for October coastal birding! Beginning birders are welcome. Binoculars and guidebooks are available for those who don’t have their own, and carpooling is usually an option.
Directions: from the south - from Lincoln City travel north on Hwy 101 about 15 miles to Pacific City turnoff. Turn left and travel about 2.8 miles to a stop sign with a Shell station on right. Turn left, travel over bridge and turn right onto Cape Kiwanda Dr. Passing the Pelican Pub on lefthand side, travel about 4.6 additional miles to launch site. You’ll come to a 4-way stop. Continue north to and through Tierra del Mar. About 1.5 miles after Tierra del Mar, you will turn left at brown sign reading “Whalen Island Clay Myers.” Park in parking lot next to restrooms. From the North: In Tillamook, travel about 10.5 miles south on Hwy 101 to the turn off. Turn right onto Sand Lake Rd toward Cape Kiwanda/Pacific City and travel an additional 4.3 miles to a stop sign. At the stop sign, turn left towards Pacific City/Sand Lake and travel 3.4 miles to brown sign reading “Whalen Island / Clay Myers.” Turn right and park in the parking lot next to restrooms. If you pass through Tierra del Mar, you have gone too far! Have questions? Call 541-992-9720.

Tuesday, October 14, 5:00pm ~ (ASLC) Board Meeting in Aces at Chinook Winds Golf Resort. Open to the public.

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.

NATIONAL

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MPORTANT 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

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

photo © nagi aboulenein - bald eagle
 

News from National Audubon
and Cornell Lab of Ornithology

In its recent website posting, the National Audubon Society (NAS) wrote, "We released the results of a seven-year scientific study of the potential impact of global warming on North American birds. Based on four decades of bird census data, here is what we found:

314 species of North American birds — nearly half of all species — could be severely affected by global warming in the coming years at the current pace of warming. The science shows that these birds could lose half or more of their livable ranges by the year 2080 if nothing is done to stop global warming.

Many of those severely threatened are birds like the Rufous Hummingbird or the Baltimore Oriole that we see every day, or love and cherish. Some, like the Trumpeter Swan, Brown-headed Nuthatch, and American Avocet, could lose more than 99 percent of their livable range — which puts them at extreme risk for extinction.

The science also pinpoints potential “climate strongholds,” key places that will continue to support bird life in the coming decades and which merit urgent protection."

To learn more about the impact of global warming on the lives of birds, view this brief animated video by NAS.

Read more by clicking on this link and this one.

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photo © ernie rose - great egret

On September 11th, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology released the 2014 State of the Birds Report. The link brings you to the initial page of "The State of the Birds Report 2014" which further gives you links to more specific info about the report's content. It also has links to archived reports since 2009.

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photo © ernie rose - long-billed dowitchers