CoastWatch Events

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

Webinar on Rocky Habitat Campaign

October 28, 2020

Our colleagues at the Audubon Chapter of Lincoln City are working on protections for two sites as part of the state’s Rocky Habitat Management Strategy, at Cape Foulweather and Cape Lookout.  They are planning a webinar to discuss the campaign to...

Nov
5

Virtual State of the Coast Conference

November 5, 2020

The State of the Coast Conference is an annual tradition, but like just about everything else in our world of late, it will look different this year. The entire conference has been moved online.  The good news is that the conference is free this year, and open to...

Nov
6

Virtual State of the Coast Conference

November 6, 2020

This year’s State of the Coast Conference has been moved online.  The good news is that the conference is free this year, and open to everyone.

This is the second day of the conference, which will take place Nov. 5-6.  No schedule is available...

Past Events

Sep
1

Oregon Shorebird Festival

September 1, 2017 - September 3, 2017, Charleston

 Common Murres perching on the side of a rock.
Common Murres perching. | Photo by Heather Roskelley.

This year’s Oregon Shore Bird festival features a variety of excellent outings and speakers. Highlights include pelagic birding trips and sea kayaking trips, plus presentations by acclaimed author and super birder Noah Stryker and...

Aug
30

Seabirds, Science, and Marine Reserves

August 30, 2017, Arch Cape

Cormorants in Oregon.
Cormorants in Oregon. | Photo by Amelia O'Connor

Love seabirds? Check out the nesting cormorants presented by the Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve group and their partners the Audubon Society of Portland and Haystack Rock Awareness Program. Hike down to Devil's Cauldron anytime between...

Aug
27

Cape Perpetua Photography Program

August 27, 2017, Yachats

Photographer Dale Dombrowski.
Photographer Dale Dombrowski. | Photo from bemp.org

Join professional photographer Dale Dombrowski for an interpretive presentation on photography and the "art of seeing".  Learn how to capture lasting memories by gaining an understanding of photographic composition techniques used by...

Aug
26

BioBlitz for Cape Perpetua

August 26, 2017, Yachats

Cape Perpetua, Oregon.
Cape Perpetua, Oregon. | Photo by Heron Marychild

Join partners from Oregon State Parks, the Audubon Society of Portland, the Native Fish Society and the U.S. Forest Service in exploring the nooks and crannies of the creeks and seeps in the Cape Perpetua to Heceta Head landscape unit....

Aug
26

Beverly Beach Post-Eclipse Cleanup

August 26, 2017, Newport

Newport, Oregon at sunset.
Newport, Oregon at sunset. | Photo by Andrew McCullough

The American Cetacean Society-Oregon Chapter is hosting a Post-Eclipse Beach Cleanup to help keep trash left behind out of our ocean environment. Reducing plastics and trash in the oceans directly helps marine mammals off the Oregon...

Aug
19

Newport Beach Cleanup

August 19, 2017, Newport

Agate Beach State Park in Oregon.
Agate Beach State Park in Oregon. | Photo from OutdoorProject

The Newport Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation kicks off their summer Beach Cleanup Series with a cleanup of Newport's Agate Beach on Saturday, Aug. 19, from noon to 3 p.m.

If you'd like to help, meet at Agate Beach State Wayside,...

Aug
19

Birdwalk at Crissey Field

August 19, 2017, Brookings

Crissey Field State Park
Bird tracks on beach at Crissey Field State Park. | Photo by Schuyler Erle

Join the Kalmiopsis Audubon Society (KAS), and their birding representative Gary Maschmeyer, on a bird-watching outing to Crissey Field, site of the State Parks welcome center just north of the California border, and...

Aug
10

Phycology Talk

August 10, 2017, Otis

Kelp, one of the more familiar seaweeds, on the shore.\Photo by Allison Asbjornsen.
Kelp, one of the more familiar seaweeds, on the shore.\Photo by Allison Asbjornsen.

Oregon harbors a world expert on the taxonomy of seaweed in Gayle Hansen, a senior researcher based with the Environmental Protection Agency outpost at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport.  Hansen,...

Aug
9

Sea Urchin Lecture

August 9, 2017, Charleston

Cynthia Trowbridge (right) conducting research at Lough Hyne, Ireland.
Cynthia Trowbridge (right) conducting research at Lough Hyne, Ireland.

Ordinarily, we wouldn’t list a talk about ecology in Ireland, since we keep things closer to home.  But in this case, the speaker is Cynthia Trowbridge, an old friend of CoastWatch and Oregon Shores.  She is one of the...