CoastWatch Events

CoastWatch intertidal field trip.  Photo by Alex Derr.
CoastWatch intertidal field trip. Photo by Alex Derr.
Dec
27

Winter Whale Watch Week

December 27, 2018 - December 31, 2018, Yachats

Grey whale in a kelp forest. | Photo courtesy of ACS

The Winter Whale Watch Week will take place from December 27-31 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with volunteers stationed at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (2400 HWY-101, Yachats).

More information to come soon.

For any questions, contact Tara...

Feb
13

Common Murre Lecture

February 13, 2019, Cannon Beach

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

Join the Friends of Haystack Rock as they host the Library Lecture Series held on the second Wednesday of each month, November to May at 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Cannon Beach Library (131 N Hemlock St, Cannon Beach). These events are free...

Mar
13

Oregon's Black Oystercatchers Lecture

March 13, 2019, Cannon Beach

Black Oystercatcher. | Photo by Tim Melling

Join the Friends of Haystack Rock as they host the Library Lecture Series held on the second Wednesday of each month, November to May at 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Cannon Beach Library (131 N Hemlock St, Cannon Beach). These events are free and open...

Past Events

Jul
30

NAME Annual Conference

July 30, 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...

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
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...