Coastal Conservation Calendar

Oregon coast natural history and conservation events sponsored by various organizations. Oregon Shores Featured Events are highlighted.

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
21

Lights Out Night

September 21, 2018 - September 22, 2018, Portland

Mt. Hood at sunset. | Photo by A.Davey

The third annual Lights Out Portland on night of Sept. 21 through the morning of Sept. 22 is a one-night event in which residential households and commercial buildings dim their lighting in order to raise awareness about the impact of light pollution on...

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
22

Birding at Brian Booth State Park

September 22, 2018, Seal Rock

Ona Beach State Park. | Photo by Darek Farmer
Ona Beach State Park. | Photo by Darek Farmer

The Yaquina Birders and Naturalists invite you to join them on a Guided Naturalist Walk at Brian Booth State Park (Parking Lot, US Hwy 101, Seal Rock) on Saturday September 22, from 8a.m.-10a.m.

Shorebirds, waterbirds and songbirds, this...

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

Cape Perpetua BioBlitz

September 22, 2018, Yachats

View of Cape Perpetua from the Visitor Center.\Photo by Kirt Edblom.
View of Cape Perpetua from the Visitor Center.\Photo by Kirt Edblom.

An opportunity to take a guided walk and learn more about the ecosystems of Cape Perpetua, while assisting in inventorying species present in these habitats, is coming up on Saturday, Sept. 22, beginning at 11 a.m. ...

Sep
22

The Reluctant Radical Screening

September 22, 2018, Hillsboro

Courtesy of The Reluctant Radical Film

The 350.org Washington County organization is hosting a fascinating film with Oregon roots and global impact. They are screening The Reluctant Radical on Saturday September 22, from 2p.m.-4p.m. at The Vault Theather (370 East Main St, Hillsboro). The...

Sep
23

North Spit Hike

September 23, 2018, Coos Bay

North Spit at Coos Bay. | Photo by Greg Shine, BLM
North Spit at Coos Bay. | Photo by Greg Shine, BLM

The South Coast Striders invite the public to join them on a hike to Coos Bay's North Spit. This, of course, is the intended location of the proposed Jordan Cove LNG export terminal that Oregon Shores has been fighting for the past decade,...

Sep
24

Harvest Moon Evening Paddle Trip

September 24, 2018, Charleston

Kayakers enjoy an outing near Dalton Marsh in Oregon's South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve. | Photo courtesy of South Slough NERR
Kayakers enjoy an outing near Dalton Marsh in Oregon's South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve. | Photo courtesy of South Slough NERR

The South Slough Reserve Outreach invites you to join them for a Harvest Moon Evening Paddle Trip on September 24, from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. meeting at...