CoastWatch Events

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

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...

Apr
27

Oswald West Action Day

April 27, 2019, Arch Cape

Oswald West Action Day 2019

Join Surfrider Portland, Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve, and Oregon State Parks for a morning filled with community service to give back to our beautiful Oregon coast on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. They will be hosting a beach cleanup along with some restoration...

Past Events

Sep
27

Heceta Head Lighthouse Hike

September 27, 2018, Newport

Heceta Head. Photo by Alex Derr.
Heceta Head. | Photo by Alex Derr.

The Newport 60+ Activity Center is inviting individuals (age 60+) to join them on a hike to Heceta Head Lighthouse on September 27, at 9 a.m. It will be a moderate 2.6 mile hike that is out and back. They will leave the 60+ Activity Center (20 SE 2nd,...

Sep
22

Whale Science Review

September 22, 2018, Newport

Whale flukes. | Photo courtesy of American Cetacean Society
Whale flukes. | Photo courtesy of American Cetacean Society

Join the American Cetacean Society (ACS) for their Oregon Chapter Meeting Speaker Series on Saturday September 22nd from 10am-12pm at the Newport Public Library (35 NW Nye St, Newport). This is a free event and open to the public....

Sep
22

Oregon Shorebird Festival

September 22, 2018 - September 23, 2018, Charleston

Whimbrels at South Beach\Photo by Cathy Tronquet.
Whimbrels at South Beach\Photo by Cathy Tronquet.

For 32 years people have been gathering on the Oregon coast to watch thousands of shorebirds as they migrate from their arctic breeding grounds as far south as the tip of Argentina. Some of these shorebirds will be flying more than 7,000...

Sep
21

Shorebird Festival Opening Night

September 21, 2018 - September 23, 2018, Charleston

Now 32 years old, the Oregon Shorebird Festival is a landmark event for birders, wildlife managers and conservationists, and those who are fascinated by the role these avian transients play in our coastal ecology.  This year’s edition takes place Sept. 21-23 in Charleston.

The first night’s...

Sep
15

International Coastal Cleanup

September 15, 2018

Plastic straws, leading components of marine debris.\Photo courtesy of The Last Plastic Straw.
Plastic straws, leading components of marine debris.| Photo courtesy of The Last Plastic Straw

On Saturday, September 15th, the 33rd annual International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) will commence as the world’s largest single-day volunteer effort to fight ocean plastic pollution. This day was...