CoastWatch Events

CoastWatch intertidal field trip.  Photo by Alex Derr.
CoastWatch intertidal field trip. Photo by Alex Derr.

Past Events

Apr
22

Guided Nature Walk

April 22, 2017, Yachats

View from Cape Perpetua, with Visitor Center in the middle distance. Photo by Gregory Henton.
View from Cape Perpetua, with Visitor Center in the middle distance. Photo by Gregory Henton.

CoastWatchers Betty Bahn and Sally Lockyear will lead a botanical walk along the Giant Spruce Trail at Cape Perpetua on Saturday, April 22, 9-11 a.m.  The event is sponsored by the Yaquina Birders &...

Apr
15

Pinniped Lecture

April 15, 2017, Charleston,

Pinnipeds at Cape Arago. Photo courtesy of SEA.
Pinnipeds at Cape Arago. Photo courtesy of SEA.

Seals and sea lions—pinnipeds—will be the topic when Jan Hodder, Senior Lecturer and Academic Coordinator at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) speaks on “The Pinnipeds of Cape Arago” at a seminar sponsored by Shoreline Education...

Apr
12

Geology Talk on Haystack Rock

April 12, 2017, Cannon Beach

 Haystack Rock, subject of Tom Horning's talk. Photo by Tiffany Boothe.
Haystack Rock, subject of Tom Horning's talk. Photo by Tiffany Boothe.

Geologist Tom Horning will discuss the geological origins of Cannon Beach’s iconic Haystack Rock in a talk sponsored by Friends of Haystack Rock (which supports the Haystack Rock Awareness Program of the city of Cannon...

Apr
6

Falcon Peregrinations

April 6, 2017, Newport

 Peregrine falcon. Photo by Wayne Hoffman.
Peregrine falcon. Photo by Wayne Hoffman.

The public is invited to a presentation by Wayne Hoffman at the MidCoast Watersheds Council meeting on Thursday, April 6th, 6:30 p.m., to learn about recent peregrine falcon nesting at Yaquina Head. The meeting will be held in Room 205 at the...

Apr
1

LIFE ON THE ROCKS

April 1, 2017, Bandon

Shoreline Education for Awareness (SEA) offers a seminar on tidepool life, “Life on the Rocks,” on Saturday, April 1, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Bandon Community Center (aka The Barn),  1200 11th St., S.W. (next to the library).  The public is invited to the free event.

This seminar, third in a...

Mar
18

Guided Bird Walk

March 18, 2017, Waldport,

Mallard with ducklings. Photo by Roy Lowe.
Mallard with ducklings. Photo by Roy Lowe.

The Yaquina Birders & Naturalists offer a birding walk led by a deeply versed expert on Saturday, March 18.  Roy Lowe, retired from his post as long-time manager of the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge Complex, will lead a walk beginning at...

Mar
18

Snowy Plover Training

March 18, 2017, Pacific City

 Snowy Plovers at South Beach. Photo by Cathy Tronquet.
Snowy Plovers at South Beach. Photo by Cathy Tronquet.

Breeding season for the Western Snowy Plover began March 15.  Recreation restricted at 16 beaches managed for these threatened shorebirds (the only shorebirds that nest on Oregon beaches, apart from the occasional killdeer) have gone...

Mar
16

Photographic Tour of Wildlife Refuges

March 16, 2017, Newport

Kelp beds at Crook Point. Photo by Roy Lowe.
Kelp beds at Crook Point, part of the National Wildlife Refuge system. Photo by Roy Lowe.

With public lands under attack at both the federal and state level, a reminder of the value and beauty of those lands is timely.  The Yaquina Birders & Naturalists will host “A Photographic Journey into...