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Audubon Birding Day: Central Coast Winter Birding with Brodie Cass Talbott

Winter along the Oregon Coast can be a great time to find uncommon avian visitors to the state. We’ll start the day at Salishan, watching for waterfowl and listening for songbirds waking up, before making our way to Boiler Bay to look for loons, grebes, and alcids, including the uncommon Ancient Murrelet. With luck, we may find the uncommon Rock Sandpiper along the way. We’ll finish our day at Newport, searching for Brant, Bonaparte’s Gull, Long-tailed Duck, and wintering shorebirds.

This is a self-driving trip. Bring lunch and dress for the weather. We’ll meet near Salishan Coastal Lodge in Gleneden Beach (2 hour, 15 minutr drive from Portland). More details of the meeting location will be sent by the leader the week before.

 

Rest Stops: We’ll have several stops, including lunch, along the way.
Sun Exposure: Full, but we don’t expect much sun on this trip!
Amenities (bathrooms and parking): Multiple bathrooms along the way.
Public transit: None.

Accessibility

Distance: Multiple short walks of less than one mile
Elevation changes: Minimal
Trail: Mostly wide paved trails
Pacing: Slow

A photo of a flock of Pacific Black Brants entering the water.
Pacific Black Brant, photo by Andrew Reding

Winter Birding on the Central Coast!

Visit some of the best coastal spots for sea watching: searching for loons, grebes, shorebirds, and waterfowl.

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Trip Details

  • Leader: Brodie Cass Talbott
  • Date and time: December 9, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Fee: $85 members / $115 non-members

  • Limited to 12 participants

Details

Date:
December 9
Time:
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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