CoastWatch Events

CoastWatch intertidal field trip.  Photo by Alex Derr.
CoastWatch intertidal field trip. Photo by Alex Derr.
Jul
28

Whale Watch Weekend

July 28, 2018, Depoe Bay

Gray whales at Depoe Bay.\Photo by Era Horton.
Gray whales at Depoe Bay.\Photo by Era Horton.

The seventh annual Summer Whale Watch Weekend will be held July 28-29.  The Oregon Chapter of the American Cetacean Society (ACS) is hosting the event at Boiler Bay State Scenic Viewpoint (about a mile north of Depoe Bay) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m....

Jul
29

NAME Annual Conference

July 29, 2018, Portland

CoastWatch Volunteer Coordinator Fawn Custer, one of the organizers of the NAME conference, in action.\Photo by Dennis White.
CoastWatch Volunteer Coordinator Fawn Custer, one of the organizers of the NAME conference, in action.\Photo by Dennis White.

The Northwest Aquatic and Marine Educators (NAME), with whom our CoastWatch program collaborates every year on the Sharing the Coast Conference, are holding their...

Sep
8

Brown Pelican Survey

September 8, 2018

 Brown Pelicans at Depoe Bay.\Photo by Dennis White.
Brown Pelicans at Depoe Bay.\Photo by Dennis White.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is teaming with various partners along the West Coast—here in Oregon, it’s Portland Audubon—to conduct the semi-annual Brown Pelican Survey.  The second of this year’s surveys takes place Sept. 8.

In...

Past Events

Jul
20

Seabird Science Hike

July 20, 2018, Arch Cape

Oswald West State Park, between Manzanita and Arch Cape, is the gateway to the Cape Falcon Maine Reserve. Together, these areas create a corridor of conservation stretching from the land three miles into the sea. The Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve and the Audubon Society of Portland...

Jul
17

BioBlitz at Cape Perpetua

July 17, 2018, Yachats

Cape Perpetua with Visitor Center to the right.\Photo by Alex Derr.
Cape Perpetua with Visitor Center to the right.\Photo by Alex Derr.

As part of a series of “bioblitzes” being held during this week at Oregon’s marine reserves, a bioblitz is planned for Cape Perpetua for Tuesday, July 17, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.  The Oregon Coast Aquarium is partnering with other...

Jul
14

Haystack Block Party

July 14, 2018, Cannon Beach

The beach at Cannon Beach, with Haystack Rock.\Photo by Sonja Peterson.
The beach at Cannon Beach, with Haystack Rock.\Photo by Sonja Peterson.

The Haystack Rock Awareness Program (HRAP) is celebrating puffins, sunshine, the ocean and more, all in the parking lot of Cannon Beach City Hall. The Summer Block Party is Saturday, July 14 from 5 – 8 p.m. in the...

Jul
14

Talk on Oregon Dunes

July 14, 2018, Florence

Lone hiker in the Oregon Dunes.\Photo by Dina Pavlis.
Lone hiker in the Oregon Dunes.\Photo by Dina Pavlis.

Spanning more than 40 miles, the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area is the longest expanse of coastal sand dunes in the United States. Stretching from Florence to Coos Bay, the Oregon Dunes NRA attracts more than one million visitors...