CoastWatch Events

CoastWatch intertidal field trip.  Photo by Alex Derr.
CoastWatch intertidal field trip. Photo by Alex Derr.
Apr
2

Tidepool Clinic

April 2, 2017, Lincoln City

 Fawn Custer leading tidepool walk. Photo by Cathy Tronquet.
Fawn Custer leading tidepool walk. Photo by Cathy Tronquet.

Join Fawn Custer, CoastWatch’s volunteer coordinator, for a “tidepool clinic” in Lincoln City on Sunday, April 2, beginning at 11:30 a.m.  The free event is open to all.  CoastWatch is joining forces with the Lincoln City Visitor...

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...

Past Events

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...

Mar
15

Pelican Lecture

March 15, 2017, Seaside,

Brown pelicans in flight. Photo by Heather Roskelley.
Brown pelicans in flight. Photo by Heather Roskelley.

Wildlife biologist Deborah Jaques will speak on “Tracking the Brown Pelican” on Wednesday, March 15, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Seaside Public Library (1131 Broadway St.).  The event, free and open to the public, is sponsored by the North...

Feb
19

Guided Bird Walk

February 19, 2017, Newport

 Seal Rock State Park. Photo by Alex Derr.
Seal Rock State Park. Photo by Alex Derr.
 

The Yaquina Birders and Naturalists are offering a guided walk devoted to coastal wintering birds on Saturday, February 19, from 9-11 a.m.

Eric Horvath, international bird guide and long-time YB&N member, will lead this field trip.  In winter just...