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
8

Brown Pelican Survey

September 8, 2018

 Brown Pelicans at Depoe Bay.\Photo by Dennis White.
Brown Pelicans at Depoe Bay.\Photo by Dennis White.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is teaming with various partners along the West Coast—here in Oregon, it’s Portland Audubon—to conduct the semi-annual Brown Pelican Survey.  The second of this year’s surveys takes place Sept. 8.

In...

Aug
29

Ditch the Straw Day

August 29, 2018, Newport

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.

Every year, over a million seabirds, marine mammals and sea turtles are killed by eating or getting tangled in plastic. Over five trillion pieces of plastic litter our ocean. Microplastics outweigh...

Aug
27

Talk on Coastal Curiosities

August 27, 2018, Portland, OR

Photographic evidence of a myth? Ostensibly, the notorious green flash.\Photo by Andre' Hagestedt.
Photographic evidence of a myth? Ostensibly, the notorious green flash.\Photo by Andre' Hagestedt.

Andre’ Hagestedt is a CoastWatcher and editor/publisher of the Oregon Coast Beach Connection website (www.beachconnection.net).  He has always had a fascination for little-known, odd,...

Aug
26

Elk in the Dunes Talk

August 26, 2018, Crescent City

Roosevelt elk in Oregon. | Photo courtesy of Bureau of Land Management

Absent for more than 100 years, Roosevelt Elk have returned to the Tolowa Dunes environment. Humboldt State University Professor Michaela Gunter and her grad students have been studying elk activity and will give a...

Aug
17

Avian Photo Exhibit

August 17, 2018, Depoe Bay

Photo by Dennis White
Photo by Dennis White

If you visit this website with any regularity, read Oregon Shores bulletins, or follow us on Facebook, you’ve seen Dennis White’s photos.  In fact, you’ve seen them often.  White is a CoastWatcher who contributes heavily with his camera.

You’ll have a chance to view his...