CoastWatch Events

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

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...


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)...


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...

Past Events


Snowy Plover Training

April 20, 2019, Nehalem

Western Snowy Plover on Clatsop Spit.\Photo by Molly Sultany.
Western Snowy Plover on Clatsop Spit.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

If you would have an interest in helping to monitor Oregon’s population of the Western Snowy Plover, which nests on the state’s beaches, or if you would simply like to learn more about this endangered bird, you are invited to a...


Black Oystercatcher Lecture

April 10, 2019, Cannon Beach

Black Oystercatcher. | Photo by Tim Melling

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