CoastWatch Events

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

Humpback Whale Talk

January 18, 2020, Newport

Humpback whale breaching.\Photo by Tiffany Boothe.

Karen Lohman, a graduate student in the Cetacean Conservation and Genomics Laboratory at Oregon State University, will be speak on "Where are the breeding grounds of the West Coast's humpback whales?" as part of the American Cetacean...


Oystercatcher Talk

February 19, 2020, Seaside

Black Oystercatchers at Haystack Rock.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

Learn about the black oystercatcher, a unique shorebird of conservation concern that depends on rocky shoreline habitats, in a talk sponsored by the Necanicum Watershed Council on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 6 p.m. at the Seaside Public...


Shorebird Presentation

April 8, 2020, Cannon Beach

Juvenile Semipalmated Sandpiper.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

Shorebirds will be the subject when the Friends of Haystack Rock lecture series hosts a talk on by Janet Essley on “Tidal Flats, Victorian Prudes, and Going to the Moon:  What We Can Learn from Sandpipers.”  The event, free and open to...

Past Events


Coastal Tectonics Lecture

December 10, 2016, Yachats

Photo of Bob Lillie.
Bob Lillie.

The geologic forces that sculpt the beautiful Oregon coast also pose threats.  Bob Lillie, an Oregon State University emeritus professor of geosciences, will discuss the connection between hazards, such as earthquakes and tsunami, and iconic coastal scenery in his talk, “Beauty...


Seabird Lecture in Newport

November 17, 2016, Newport

Photo of CJ McCarty with a murre.
CJ McCarty is im-murred in her work.

These days we have curators for everything from art to wine to cheese, so it should come as no surprise that the Oregon Coast Aquarium has a Curator of Birds.  The person holding that position for the past 10 years, CJ McCarty, will speak during the next...


State of the Coast Conference

October 29, 2016, Gleneden Beach

Michael Bendixen at work.
Michael Bendixen at work.

The annual review of coastal science and policy, the State of the Coast Conference, is coming to the Salishan resort in Gleneden Beach on Saturday, October 29.  Sponsored by Oregon Sea Grant, the all-day conference brings together scientists, conservationists,...


Help to Fill the Bill for Biannual Pelican Count

October 15, 2016

Brown Pelican. Photo by Michael Sims.
Brown Pelican. Photo by Michael Sims.

Volunteers are needed for a one-day citizen science project, surveying West Coast populations of the Brown Pelican.  The survey takes place on October 15 during the four hours prior to “civil twilight.”  Civil twilight begins at sunset or when the...


Coastal Learning Symposium

October 14, 2016, Newport

Lower Yaquina Bay, with the Oregon Coast Aquarium to the right. Photo by Alex Derr.
Lower Yaquina Bay, with the Oregon Coast Aquarium to the right. Photo by Alex Derr.

Educators of all types (including informal educators like CoastWatchers) will gather in Newport Oct. 14 for the annual Coastal Learning Symposium.  Students are welcome, too.  And CoastWatch Volunteer...