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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.
Audubon Birding Day Details
- Date: April 21, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- Class fee: $85 members / $115 non-members
Brodie Cass Talbott
Brodie works as an educator with Portland Audubon. After many years of wildland firefighting and leading river tours, he spent six years living and teaching across Asia, where his interest in birds became his passion. He has birded across five continents, and uses his experience in education and ecotourism to share his love of the outdoors with people from all ages, backgrounds, and abilities, with an eye towards increasing access to wild spaces for people from diverse communities.
Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Allison is excited to be back on the North Coast of Oregon after years of working on the other coasts of the U.S. and Canada. Before coming to Portland Audubon, she worked at the intersection of coastal wildlife conservation and community science in the Aleutian Islands, the Mississippi Gulf Coast, the Florida Everglades, and some of the busiest beaches in the country in Cape May, New Jersey. She holds an M.S. in Ecology and Evolution from Rutgers University, a B.S. in Law and Policy from The College of New Jersey, and is currently finishing her Ph.D. working with First Nations fisheries on issues of seabird bycatch in arctic Canada.
When not at work, she will be found birding with her husband, running with her rambunctious hound dog, or exploring the trails of Oregon’s North Coast.