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Audubon Birding Day: Welcome Back, Puffins! with Brodie Cass Talbott & Allison Anholt *FULL*

Join Brodie Cass Talbott, Educator and Trips Specialist, and Allison Anholt, Coastal Community Science Biologist, as we visit some of Oregon’s most iconic and beloved places and birds.

We’ll start the day at Cannon Beach, where we should have the opportunity to search for Tufted Puffin, freshly back from their wintering grounds and busily scouting out nesting burrows at Haystack Rock. After we’ve had our fill of seabirds and shorebirds, we’ll visit wetlands in Cannon Beach looking for early migrant songbirds. Then we’ll head south to Nehalem Bay State Park, where we’ll search for the local population of Snowy Plover and learn about Portland Audubon’s efforts to monitor their breeding success.

This is a self-driving trip. Participants should dress for the weather and bring all 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.

Masks are optional on this outdoor program.

Welcome Back, Puffins!

Travel to the best place in Oregon to see Tufted Puffins, freshly back from their wintering grounds!


Rest Stops: We will have breaks in between stops but little opportunity for rest stops at each location.
Sun Exposure: Full
Amenities (bathrooms and parking): Bathrooms available at most stops (3-4 throughout the day).
Public transit: This is a self-driving trip. Please contact Brodie if you are interested in carpooling.


Distance: Up to 4 miles
Elevation changes: None, except for hiking over the dunes to access the beach at Nehalem Bay State Park.
Trail: Mostly walking along the beach, both soft and hard sand. Other trails are paved.
Pacing: Slow

Audubon Birding Day Details

  • Date: April 21, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Class fee: $85 members / $115 non-members


April 21
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Event Categories:


OR United States
$85 – $115


OR United States
$85 – $115


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