CoastWatch Events

CoastWatch intertidal field trip.  Photo by Alex Derr.
CoastWatch intertidal field trip. Photo by Alex Derr.
Sep
20

Oregon Shorebird Festival

September 20, 2019, Charleston

Red Knots at Fort Stevens.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

The 33rd annual Oregon Shorebird Festival is being planned for Sept. 20-22.  As usual, it will be based at the Oregon Institute for Marine Biology (63466 Boat Basin Rd. in Charleston).  Most details have not yet been published, but birders...

Sep
21

Beach & Riverside Cleanup

September 21, 2019

SOLVE cleanup in action.\Photo by Sara Schreiber.

The time is approaching for SOLVE’s annual fall cleanup of our ocean shores and river banks.  On Saturday, Sept. 21, as many as 30,000 volunteers will turn out all over Oregon to pick up litter (an anticipated quarter-million pounds or so)...

Sep
26

Volunteer Appreciation at Cape Perpetua

September 26, 2019, Yachats

Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve at its northern boundary.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Every fall, the organizations working to protect the Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve and its surrounding terrestrial environment gather for a volunteer appreciation night.  Current and prospective volunteers gather...

Oct
3

BioBlitz Talk

October 3, 2019, Newport

BioBlitz taking place at Cape Perpetua.

CoastWatch has collaborated with the Oregon Coast Aquarium and other conservation groups on a series of “BioBlitzes” at the state’s marine reserves each of the past two years, and expects to do so again.  These events partner volunteers with...

Past Events

Mar
16

Coastal Rainforest Presentation

March 16, 2016, Seaside

Photo of Neal Maine courtesy of North Coast Land Conservancy.
Neal Maine at work. Photo courtesy of North Coast Land Conservancy.
Seeing our familiar coastal landscape with new eyes is the goal of the next speaker in the north coast's  Listening to the Land  lecture series.

Naturalist Neal Maine offers a presentation in words and images about our native...

Mar
15

Volunteer Coordinator Helps with Whale Watch Training

March 15, 2016, Lincoln City

Photo of Depoe Bay Whale Watching Center, courtesy of OPRD.
Depoe Bay Whale Watching Center. Photo courtesy of OPRD.
Fawn Custer, CoastWatch’s volunteer coordinator, will participate in a special presentation on Whales of the Oregon Coast, taking place on Tuesday, March 15 at the Oregon Coast Community College branch in Lincoln City, from 6-9pm. The...
Mar
4

Kalmiopsis Audubon Society Annual Meeting and Potluck

March 4, 2016

Join Kalmiposis Audubon Society members for this annual meeting plus fun potluck and slide sharing. Bring something you like to eat, and each person can share 10-15 favorite bird, nature, or landscape slides in either digital or traditional format. It’s always a fun evening. If you plan to come,...

Feb
16

Presentation on Water's Role in Shaping the Coast

February 16, 2016, Seaside

Photo of Tom Horning at work by Ellen Norris.The land we see has been shaped by water.  In fact, on the coast most of the land we see was once under water.  This will be geologist Tom Horning’s theme when he speaks on The Geology of Water. Horning will lead an imaginary tour of our shoreline through time.  Sediment eroded by the sea from...

Feb
11

Bird Conservation in Oregon’s Marine Reserve System

February 11, 2016, Manzanita

Photo of Common murres at Yaquina Head. Photo by Amanda Gladics.
Common murres at Yaquina Head. Photo by Amanda Gladics.
Joe Liebezeit, Avian Conservation Program Manager for the Audubon Society of Portland, will offer a presentation on how volunteer efforts to monitor seabird populations have contributed to a better understanding of seabird populations...
Jan
21

Peregrine Falcon Presentation

January 21, 2016, Newport

Photo of Peregrine Falcon chick.
Peregrine Falcon chick. Photo by Wayne Hoffman.
The peregrine falcons that inhabit Yaquina Head will be the topic at the next meeting of the Yaquina Birders & Naturalists.  Open to all, the event takes place at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 21, at the Public Meeting Room of Central Lincoln PUD...