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Alsea Bay

The Alsea Bay IBA includes all tidelands, submerged lands and some adjacent uplands in Alsea Bay, including the Bayview Oxbow, Eckman Lake, Lint Slough, the last mile of Starr Creek, and approximately the last 2 miles of Drift Creek before its convergence with the Alsea River, and downstream to the river mouth.

Red Marker Alsea Bay
The Alsea Bay IBA includes all tidelands, submerged lands and some adjacent uplands in Alsea Bay, including the Bayview Oxbow, Eckman Lake, Lint Slough, the last mile of Starr Creek, and approximately the last 2 miles of Drift Creek before its convergence with the Alsea River, and downstream to the river mouth.

Location: Alsea Bay IBA is on the central Oregon coast where the Alsea River meets the Pacific Ocean, adjacent to the city of Waldport in southern Lincoln County.

Description: Alsea Bay is one of the most pristine estuaries on the Oregon Coast and is home to healthy fall Chinook salmon, elk and river otter. The bay offers amazing recreational opportunities such as birding, wildlife watching, camping, fishing and boating.

Ornithological Highlights: IBA species threshold triggers include Caspian Tern, Brown Pelican, high concentrations of shorebirds and waterfowl. Other species of interest include: Belted Kingfisher, American Coot, Great Egret, Great Blue Heron, Bald Eagle, Surf Scoter, Northern Pintail, Canvasback, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Hooded Merganser, Common Loon, American Wigeon, Pied-billed Grebe, Western Grebe, Horned Grebe, Least Sandpiper, Greater Yellowlegs, Black Turnstone, and Dunlin.

Pelicans and Heerman's Gull Alsea Bay - Roy Lowe

Alsea Bay: For more information on Alsea Bay IBA, please see the Technical Site Report in the National IBA database.

Links:
Klamath Bird Observatory Important Aquatic Bird Site Description
IBA of the Month: Alsea Bay

For more information on Alsea Bay contact:
Paul Engelmeyer, Coastal IBA Coordinator at 541-547-4097

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Location: Alsea Bay IBA is on the central Oregon coast where the Alsea River meets the Pacific Ocean, adjacent to the city of Waldport in southern Lincoln County.

Description: Alsea Bay is one of the most pristine estuaries on the Oregon Coast and is home to healthy fall Chinook salmon, elk and river otter. The bay offers amazing recreational opportunities such as birding, wildlife watching, camping, fishing and boating.

Ornithological Highlights: IBA species threshold triggers include Caspian Tern, Brown Pelican, high concentrations of shorebirds and waterfowl. Other species of interest include: Belted Kingfisher, American Coot, Great Egret, Great Blue Heron, Bald Eagle, Surf Scoter, Northern Pintail, Canvasback, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Hooded Merganser, Common Loon, American Wigeon, Pied-billed Grebe, Western Grebe, Horned Grebe, Least Sandpiper, Greater Yellowlegs, Black Turnstone, and Dunlin.

Pelicans and Heerman's Gull Alsea Bay - Roy Lowe

Alsea Bay: For more information on Alsea Bay IBA, please see the Technical Site Report in the National IBA database.

Links:
Klamath Bird Observatory Important Aquatic Bird Site Description
IBA of the Month: Alsea Bay

For more information on Alsea Bay contact:
Paul Engelmeyer, Coastal IBA Coordinator at 541-547-4097

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