Take a walk on the wild side and explore the natural world at our Bird Watching Clinics. Hosted by the Lincoln City Audubon Society, come learn about coastal native birds and their natural habitat. The clinics are complimentary and open to the public.

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Each clinic begins with a brief on-site introduction, followed by a guided walk. Clinics begin at 9am and last for 2 hours. You are encouraged to ask questions and give feedback. Clinics are complimentary and pre-registration is not required. Call 541-992-9720 for directions to the meeting location, locations vary by date.

What to Bring

For an enjoyable experience, weather appropriate clothing and footwear are recommended. Binoculars and guidebooks will be available.


Weather and ocean conditions can be unpredictable on the Oregon Coast. Please practice caution while participating in the clinics.Great Heron in Lincoln City, OR

2019 Clinic Dates

  • Saturday, July 13 – Alder Island Nature Trail
  • Saturday, August 10 – The Knoll Open Space
  • Friday, September 20 – Hostetler Park with Devil’s Lake Park
  • Friday, October 11 – Salishan Nature Trail
  • Saturday, November 9 – Cascade Head Scenic Area
  • Friday, December 6 – Siletz Bay, meeting at The Bay House


July 13 – Alder Island Nature Trail: Alder Island is on the east side of Hwy 101 just south of the Siletz River Bridge across from Siletz Keys. Seagull in Lincoln City, ORHike begins in the parking lot.

August 10 – The Knoll Open Space: The Knoll, through the forest above the Villages. Hike begins at the parking area at the top of the hill, north end of NE West Devils Lake Boulevard.

September 20 – Devils Lake State Park: Hostetler and Devil’s Lake State Park. Hike begins at the parking area adjacent to Hostetler Park.

October 11 – Salishan Nature Trail: Walk along Siletz Bay and on to the ocean beaches, a winter resting grounds for thousands of waterfowl. Bald Eagles often put on a show and Great Blue Herons and Great Egrets are always present. Meet in the west marketplace parking area at Salishan Resort.

November 10 – Cascade Head Scenic Area: Salmon River Estuary at Knight Park. Look for wintering birds in woodlands, marsh and along the river.

December 6 – Siletz Bay, meeting at The Bay House south along the bay ending at 69th and Fleet.

Audubon Society of Lincoln City

Lincoln City is proud to partner with the Audubon Society to offer free Bird Watching Clinics. Oregon’s youngest Audubon chapter, the Audubon Society of Lincoln City has been active in educating young and old about birds, wildlife and their habitats along the central Oregon Coast. They present in-school “Wild About Birds” classroom programs at elementary schools in Tillamook and Lincoln counties. They also offer “Basic Birding” adult classes at the Oregon Coast Community College 3 times a year at the Lincoln City campus. The Audubon Society offers bird walks at location as far north as Tillamook Bay, as far east as Baskett Slough off Rte 22 near Dallas, OR and as far south as Seal Rock, and all along the central Oregon Coast. For more information about the Audubon Society of Lincoln City, visit their website.