Ocean Events

Past Events

Sep
10

Welcome the Salmon Home

September 10, 2017, Otis

Traditional salmon bake.
Traditional salmon bake. | Photo from Westwind Stewardship Group

A natural spectacle that occurs at Westwind each year is happening soon: the return of Chinook and Coho salmon to the streams of the Oregon coast, including Westwind’s Salmon River. To celebrate this amazing feat of nature,...

Sep
10

Marine Debris Survey Training

September 10, 2017, Tillamook

COASST's Julia Parrish.
COASST's Julia Parrish.

COASST, CoastWatch’s partner in the beached bird survey, also conducts a marine debris survey.  A volunteer training for this survey is offered on Sunday, Sept. 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Port of Tillamook’s Airport Conference Room (5005 Hwy 101 S) in...

Sep
9

Marine Debris Survey Training

September 9, 2017, Newport

COASST volunteers conducting marine debris survey.\Photo courtesy of COASST.
COASST volunteers conducting marine debris survey.\Photo courtesy of COASST.

COASST, CoastWatch’s partner in the beached bird survey, also conducts a marine debris survey.  A volunteer training for this survey is offered on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Room 28 of the...

Sep
9

Curry County Birding Expedition

September 9, 2017, Gold Beach

Black Phoebe in Marion, Oregon.
Black Phoebe in flight in Marion, Oregon. | Photo by Max Rae

Join the Kalmiopsis Audubon with trip leader Gary Maschmeyer for this outing to Arizona Beach State Park (between Port Orford and Nesika Beach). Arizona Beach is CoastWatch Mile 41, and as it happens, we are seeking a new...

Sep
9

Brown Pelican Survey

September 9, 2017

Join Portland Audubon and a host of birders for the 2017 Brown Pelican Survey on Saturday, September 9. Not only will this be a great time to get out and see one of Oregon's local birds, but you can also help make a difference for the conservation of this species.

The biennial Brown Pelican...

Sep
1

Oregon Shorebird Festival

September 1, 2017 - September 3, 2017, Charleston

 Common Murres perching on the side of a rock.
Common Murres perching. | Photo by Heather Roskelley.

This year’s Oregon Shore Bird festival features a variety of excellent outings and speakers. Highlights include pelagic birding trips and sea kayaking trips, plus presentations by acclaimed author and super birder Noah Stryker and...

Aug
30

Seabirds, Science, and Marine Reserves

August 30, 2017, Arch Cape

Cormorants in Oregon.
Cormorants in Oregon. | Photo by Amelia O'Connor

Love seabirds? Check out the nesting cormorants presented by the Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve group and their partners the Audubon Society of Portland and Haystack Rock Awareness Program. Hike down to Devil's Cauldron anytime between...

Aug
26

Beverly Beach Post-Eclipse Cleanup

August 26, 2017, Newport

Newport, Oregon at sunset.
Newport, Oregon at sunset. | Photo by Andrew McCullough

The American Cetacean Society-Oregon Chapter is hosting a Post-Eclipse Beach Cleanup to help keep trash left behind out of our ocean environment. Reducing plastics and trash in the oceans directly helps marine mammals off the Oregon...

Aug
26

BioBlitz for Cape Perpetua

August 26, 2017, Yachats

Cape Perpetua, Oregon.
Cape Perpetua, Oregon. | Photo by Heron Marychild

Join partners from Oregon State Parks, the Audubon Society of Portland, the Native Fish Society and the U.S. Forest Service in exploring the nooks and crannies of the creeks and seeps in the Cape Perpetua to Heceta Head landscape unit....