CoastWatch Events

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

Cape Perpetua Geology Webinar

August 18, 2020

Thor's Well at Cape Perpetua.\Photo by Justin Knott.

The Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve Collaborative offers a deep time experience with the webinar “A Yachats Volcano?  Understanding the Geology of the Cape Perpetua Area.”  This online presentation by geologist David Muerdter takes place at 6...


Virtual Citizen Science Pub

August 19, 2020

Dr. Julia Parrish.\Photo by Benjamin Hammond.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Science on Tap series of pub talks like so much else has moved online, but it still going strong.  You have to supply your own beer, but you can still watch fascinating talks.  These events are free and open...


Webinar on Waves and Beaches

August 25, 2020

Waves at sunset washing Cape Perpetua.\Photo by Tara Dubois.

The Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve Collaborative, unable to gather audiences physically, is offering an online exploration of the shore with a webinar entitled “Waves, Sand, and Beaches:  The Constantly Changing Shoreline.”  Free...


Cape Perpetua Volunteer Appreciation

August 27, 2020

Cape Perpetua from the air.\Photo by Alex Derr, with support from Lighthawk.

The annual Cape Perpetua Volunteer Appreciation Event celebrates the wide range of voluntary activity focused on that stretch of Oregon’s shore (including the monitoring done by CoastWatchers).  It is usually a...

Past Events



April 1, 2017, Bandon

Shoreline Education for Awareness (SEA) offers a seminar on tidepool life, “Life on the Rocks,” on Saturday, April 1, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Bandon Community Center (aka The Barn),  1200 11th St., S.W. (next to the library).  The public is invited to the free event.

This seminar, third in a...


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...


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...


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...


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...