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Audubon Birding Day: Welcome Back, Puffins! with Brodie Cass Talbott & Erin Law

We’ll start the day at the famous Seaside Cove looking for surfbirds and turnstones before heading south to Cannon Beach, where we should have the opportunity to search for Tufted Puffins, freshly back from their wintering grounds. After we’ve had our fill of Alcids, we’ll head south to the Nehalem Bay state park to search for Red-breasted Merganser, Black-bellied Plover, and other northbound migrants.

Participants will drive themselves, carpooling only with those in their family or bubble. This trip will feature short hikes, often on uneven terrain and sandy beaches. Participants should make sure to dress for the weather, and bring all of the food and drinks they will need for the day.

*Meeting location will be emailed to you by your leader several days before the field trip.

Limited to 10 participants.

This outdoor program will require masks and follow all physical distancing and safety protocols dictated by the Oregon Health Administration. Scroll down for details.

Welcome Back, Puffins!

Head to Cannon Beach to welcome Tufted Puffins back to their breeding grounds.


Audubon Birding Day Details

  • Date: April 28, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Class fee: $85 members / $115 non-members

Mandatory guidelines: 

  • Stay home if you or a member in your household have any symptoms, or if you have been in contact with anyone with these symptoms:
    • Fever or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea
  • Everyone drive on their own, with members of their household
  • Everybody must wear a face covering at all times
  • No scopes, no sharing of equipment
  • Everybody remain at least 6 feet apart at all times
  • No more than 10 people, plus the instructor
  • Destinations must be within 50 miles of Portland
  • Only go to locations with plenty of room to stay safe:
    • Wide, open spaces are best
    • No crowded trails – limit to early morning walks and/or weekdays
    • Prioritize trails that are one-directional
    • Prioritize locations with trails at least 6-feet wide


April 28
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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OR United States
$85 – $115


OR United States
$85 – $115


Tara Lemezis