Bird Watching Clinics

Bird-lovers can flock to this free clinic hosted by the Lincoln City Audubon Society to learn about coastal birds and their natural habitat.

This bird-watching adventure starts with a brief scientific overview with our local experts and is followed by a guided walk. This Explorience begins at 9 AM and last for two hours. Questions and feedback are encouraged, and pre-registration is not required. Call 541-992-9720 for direction information to meeting locations.

Essential Birdwatching Gear

2019 Clinic Dates

Saturday, July 13 – Alder Island Nature Trail
Saturday, August 10 – The Knoll Open Space
Friday, September 20 – Hostetler Park with Devils 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. Hike 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 20Devils Lake State Park: Hostetler and Devils 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 9 – 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.

Weather and ocean conditions can be unpredictable on the Oregon Coast. Please practice caution and mindfulness while participating in the clinics.

Local Experts

Explore Lincoln City is proud to partner with the Audubon Society to offer free Bird Watching Exploriences. 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. It presents in-school “Wild About Birds” classroom programs at elementary schools in Tillamook and Lincoln counties. It also offers “Basic Birding” adult classes at the Oregon Coast Community College three times a year at the Lincoln City campus.

The Audubon Society offers bird walks at locations 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.

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