Boiler Bay birding

ASLC holds Board Meetings

at 5pm on the first Thursday of each month at
Chinook Winds Golf Resort Aces Bar and Grill unless otherwise noted.
All are welcome to attend.
NOTE: All of our Audubon birdwalks (noted as "ASLC Monthly Birdwalk" and "ASLC Lincoln City Birdwalk" below) are free and open to the public. No prior experience is needed and you do not need to pre-register. The walks are led by experienced birders and we provide the free use of binoculars and field guides. Dress for the weather as we hold our birdwalks rain or shine.

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Yaquina Birders and Naturalists - Naturalist Presentation: Thursday, September 20, 7:00pm ~ Tufted Puffins - Status and Research on the Oregon Coast Tufted Puffin populations have been declining throughout the southern portion of their range from British Columbia to northern California. Possible causes of puffin decline include factors related to conditions at breeding sites, at-sea mortality due to direct human impacts, and long-term changes in marine food webs. Come and learn about current efforts to study the puffin by the US Fish and Wildlife Service and its partners. The presenter is Shawn Stephensen, USFWS Wildlife Biologist for 29 years.
Meeting location: OSU Extension Lincoln County, 1211 SE Bay Blvd, Newport, OR 97365

ASLC/Lincoln City Monthly Birdwalk: Saturday, September 22, 9-11am ~ Hostetler Park (D River Open Space) Join us for a walk through diverse habitat including river, wetlands, lake, and woods. We will look for fall migrating songbirds. Easy walk, family-friendly. Meet at the NE 1st Street parking area east of Hwy 101 in Lincoln City. This walk is sponsored by Lincoln City Parks and Recreation, Lincoln City Visitor and Convention Bureau, and is led by ASLC.

Yaquina Birders and Naturalists - Guided Naturalist Walk: Saturday, September 22, 8-10am ~ Ona Beach State Park Shorebirds, waterbirds and songbirds, this park has them all. Brian Booth State Park includes Ona Beach park and Beaver Creek State Natural Area and habitat that ranges from sandy shores to freshwater marsh to deciduous woodlands. Birders Steve and Rachel Holzman will lead this field trip in search of migrants that may include western sandpiper, sanderling, whimbrel, western tanager and bullock's oriole. The trip will begin at Ona and end at Beaver Creek and it is a free event open to all who enjoy learning more about the birds of our area. Dress for variable weather and meet at 8 AM in the Ona Beach State Park parking lot on the west side of U.S. highway 101. For more information call 541-961-1307.

Lincoln City Imperiled Wildlife Event: Wednesday, September 26, 5:30-7:30pm ~ Lincoln City Cultural Center. We hope you can join Oregon Wild and other partners in conservation for an educational event about imperiled and recovering wildlife on the Oregon coast. Panelists from the Elakha Alliance, Portland Audubon, and Siuslaw National Forest will give brief presentations on specific species and then there will be audience Q & A.


Birding Basics ~ Adult class

Tuesdays and Thursdays October 2, 4, 9 and 11 at Oregon Coast Community College
Do you find yourself listening to an odd chirp while walking or gardening? Are you fascinated by the random rustlings in the bushes? Do you notice and enjoy the birds in your world, but wish you knew more about these clever and busy neighbors? This is just the class for you! Participants will learn how birds behave so it will be easier to find, watch, and identify the type you are seeing. Bird identification, adaptations, and habitat will be introduced. Birds of the Oregon Coast will be our focus during this 2-week class. Participants will have access to bird guides and binoculars and will learn how to use them. The final trip of the class will be a field trip to identify birds in the area. (Field trip dependent on weather conditions.)

Class is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30-3pm. Cost is $40 plus a $10 supplies fees. The class is taught by ASLC board members Caren Willoughby, Laura Doyle, and Mark Elliott. Register here.

Lincoln City Monthly Birdwalk: Friday, October 12, 9-11am ~ Taft Waterfront and Cutler City.
Lincoln City and Audubon Society of Lincoln City birders invite you to join us for walking and driving birding tour around Siletz Bay. Depending on group size and weather we may focus our bird search in Taft with a walking tour of the north side of Siletz Bay from the Taft dock, Schooner Creek, and the wetlands and forest edge surrounding Taft. We may extend our Siletz Bay tour to the south from Cutler City and possibly the Salishan nature trail. Dress for the weather.

Siletz Bay regularly hosts thousands of wintering waterfowl and shorebirds including ducks, loons, grebes, raptors, shorebirds, gulls and herons. Winter residents are beginning to arrive and late fall migrants on the Pacific Flyway are still passing through. Winter storms can bring unusual birds in addition to creating unusually difficult viewing conditions. This walk is sponsored by Lincoln City Parks and Recreation, Lincoln City Visitor and Convention Bureau, and is led by ASLC.

Meet at 9 AM to begin this two-hour tour at Taft dock in Lincoln City.

ASLC Monthly Birdwalk: Saturday, October 13, 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.

Lincoln City Monthly Birdwalk: Saturday, October 27, 9-11am ~ Friends of Wildwood Head to Bay Trail.
Lincoln City and Audubon Society of Lincoln City birders invite you to join us for a bird walk on the Head to Bay Boardwalk and Friends of Wildwood Trails. This two-hour walk starts at 9AM at the Friends of Wildwood Trail Head on West Devils Lake Road. The walk begins on the level boardwalk adjacent to Devils Lake wetlands but we’ll continue on rougher Friends of Wildwood trails to search for winter resident woodland birds. We’ll be watching and listening for the year-round resident sparrows, woodpeckers, wrens and raptors as well as wetlands wading birds and ducks.

This walk along the wetlands and forests in the center of Lincoln City is part of a series of birding tours led by ASLC field trip leaders in partnership with Lincoln City Parks and Recreation and Lincoln City Visitor and Convention Bureau. No registration is required and beginning birders are welcome. Binoculars and guidebooks are provided for those who need them. Dress for the weather.

Directions: From Highway 101 turn south at the stop light onto NE West Devils Lake Road, about 1/2 mile north of Logan Road intersection in Lincoln City. Follow NE West Devils Lake Road just past Samaritan Hospital to the Open Spaces sign on the west side of the road across from NE 26th . You can also reach West Devils Lake Road from Hwy 101 by turning east on NE 14th or NE 22nd and turning north on West Devils Lake Road . There are a few parking spaces on the west side of the road at the trailhead. You can also park across the street, but this would be a great opportunity to walk or bike on the Head to Bay route to the start of the walk.


ASLC Monthly Birdwalk: Saturday, November 10, 9-11am ~ Cascade Head Scenic Area at the River House. We will look for wintering birds in woodlands, marsh and along the river. North of Lincoln City, at the junction of Hwy 101 and Three Rocks Road North, travel west toward the ocean for 2.3 miles. At the “Y’ in the road, turn right on to Savage Road and follow it to the end. It will bring you down to the mouth of the Salmon River and the Cascade Ranch River House. This walk is sponsored by Lincoln City Parks and Recreation, Lincoln City Visitor and Convention Bureau, and is led by ASLC.



ASLC Monthly Birdwalk: Saturday, December 1, 9-11am ~ Salishan Nature Trail Join us for a walk along Siletz Bay and on to the ocean beaches on the Salishan Nature Trail. Siletz Bay is a winter resting grounds for thousands of waterfowl including Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, American Wigeon, with the possibility of an Eurasian Wigeon. Bald Eagles often put on a show and Great Blue Herons and Great Egrets are always present. Meet in the west marketplace parking area at Salishan Resort. No prior birding experience is required. Binoculars and guidebooks will be provided. Most of this walk is on flat surfaces near parking so may be more appropriate than many ASLC trips for birders with limited mobility. This walk is sponsored by Lincoln City Parks and Recreation, Lincoln City Visitor and Convention Bureau, and is led by ASLC.

Annual Christmas Bird Count

Sunday, December 16th is your chance to take part in the longest running "citizen science" project in the world. The National Audubon Society sponsors the annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC). This will be the 119th year, and the 6th year here in Lincoln City.

If you love bird watching, join us for breakfast at 6:30 at Sambo's, Lincoln City. You will be assigned to a team of field counters with a specific area to cover. All experience levels are welcome!

Field counters need to dress for Oregon coast weather. Mud boots or sturdy shoes are recommended. Bring your own optical equipment. You will also want to bring a lunch or something to snack on throughout the day, plus plenty of water. (Most sector leaders do not stop for lunch.)

If that sounds too strenuous, or you just don't have the full day to spend, you can participate as a backyard/feeder counter if you live in the Lincoln City area.

More details to come - Save the Date!

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