Bird Walk on Bird Day

May 13, 2017 - 8:00 AM
Beaver Creek Welcome Center
Brian Booth State Park
Seal Rock, OR

Downy woodpecker.  Photo by Ram Papish.
Downy woodpecker. Photo by Ram Papish.

The Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation and the Yaquina Birders & Naturalists invite the public to celebrate International Migratory Bird Day, Saturday, May 13, with a guided nature walk at Brian Booth State Park, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

The walk through Beaver Creek State Natural Area (one of the two components of the state park, along with Ona Beach) will be led by Brian Fowler, State Parks Visitor Experience Coordinator, and Dawn Harris of Yaquina Birders & Naturalists.  The walk begins at the Beaver Creek Welcome Center, and will pass through the beautiful habitats of the Natural Area, where walkers will likely encounter woodpeckers, Black-headed Grosbeak, Wilson's Warbler, Orange-crowned Warbler and  many other songbirds gearing up for the nesting season. Beaver Creek Natural Area is located seven miles south of Newport, just north of Seal Rock, then one mile east on N. Beaver Creek Rd.

For more information contact Brian Fowler or call (503) 428-6737. The guided walk is free and open to the public.