CoastWatch Events

CoastWatch intertidal field trip.  Photo by Alex Derr.
CoastWatch intertidal field trip. Photo by Alex Derr.
Apr
17

Snowy Plover Patrol Webinar

April 17, 2020

Snowy plover at South Beach.\Photo by Cathy Tronquet.
Snowy plover at South Beach.\Photo by Cathy Tronquet.

The annual volunteer monitoring project that monitors Western Snowy Plover nesting on the north coast, the Snowy Plover Patrol, has been delayed due to the coronavirus, and physical training sessions aren’t currently possible.  However,...

Apr
17

Snowy Plover Patrol Webinar--2

April 17, 2020

Snowy plovers at South Beach.\Photo by Cathy Tronquet.

The annual volunteer monitoring project that monitors Western Snowy Plover nesting on the north coast, the Snowy Plover Patrol, has been delayed due to the coronavirus, and physical training sessions aren’t currently possible.  However,...

Apr
18

Snowy Plover Patrol Webinar--3

April 18, 2020

The annual volunteer monitoring project that monitors Western Snowy Plover nesting on the north coast, the Snowy Plover Patrol, has been delayed due to the coronavirus, and physical training sessions aren’t currently possible.  However, the project’s primary sponsors, Portland Audubon and...

Apr
18

Cancelled--Snowy Plover Patrol Training

April 18, 2020, Nehalem

Snowy Plover at Fort Stevens State Park.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

Note:  This event has been cancelled due to coronavirus precautions, but watch for listings for online training opportunities

It’s almost Snowy Plover nesting season again.  Portland Audubon is partnering with Oregon Parks and...

Apr
18

Snowy Plover Patrol Webinar--4

April 18, 2020

Western Snowy Plover.\Photo by Jack Haverty.

The annual volunteer monitoring project that monitors Western Snowy Plover nesting on the north coast, the Snowy Plover Patrol, has been delayed due to the coronavirus, and physical training sessions aren’t currently possible.  However, the...

Apr
25

Snowy Plover Patrol Webinar

April 25, 2020

Snowy plover at South Beach.\Photo by Cathy Tronquet.

The annual volunteer monitoring project that monitors Western Snowy Plover nesting on the north coast, the Snowy Plover Patrol, has been delayed due to the coronavirus, and physical training sessions aren’t currently possible.  However,...

Apr
25

Snowy Plover Patrol Webinar--2

April 25, 2020

The annual volunteer monitoring project that monitors Western Snowy Plover nesting on the north coast, the Snowy Plover Patrol, has been delayed due to the coronavirus, and physical training sessions aren’t currently possible.  However, the project’s primary sponsors, Portland Audubon and...

Apr
26

Snowy Plover Patrol Webinar--3

April 26, 2020

Snowy plover nest exclosure.\Photo courtesy of USFWS.

The annual volunteer monitoring project that monitors Western Snowy Plover nesting on the north coast, the Snowy Plover Patrol, has been delayed due to the coronavirus, and physical training sessions aren’t currently possible.  However,...

Apr
26

Snowy Plover Patrol Webinar--4

April 26, 2020

Western Snowy Plover at Fort Stevens.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

The annual volunteer monitoring project that monitors Western Snowy Plover nesting on the north coast, the Snowy Plover Patrol, has been delayed due to the coronavirus, and physical training sessions aren’t currently possible. ...

May
2

Black Oystercatcher Survey Training

May 2, 2020, Cannon Beach

Black Oystercatchers.\Photo by Scott Carpenter.

This year’s annual survey for Black Oystercatchers will focus just on identifying and monitoring nest sites—the abundance survey will not be done this year.  If you would be interested in learning more about Black Oystercatchers and this...

May
9

Black Oystercatcher Survey Training

May 9, 2020, Newport

Black Oystercatcher.\Photo by Molly Sultany.
Black Oystercatcher.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

This year’s annual survey for Black Oystercatchers will focus just on identifying and monitoring nest sites—the abundance survey will not be done this year.  If you would be interested in learning more about Black Oystercatchers and this citizen...

May
20

Black Oystercatcher Survey Training

May 20, 2020, Port Orford

Oystercatcher with chick.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.
Oystercatcher with chick.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.

This year’s annual survey for Black Oystercatchers will focus just on identifying and monitoring nest sites—the abundance survey will not be done this year.  If you would be interested in learning more about Black Oystercatchers and this...

Jul
5

SOLVE Beach Cleanup

July 5, 2020

OLVE beach cleanup in action.\Photo by Sara Schreiber.

This year’s annual beach cleanup had been scheduled for Saturday, March 28, but was cancelled out of concern over the CORVID-19 virus.  It has been re-scheduled for Sunday, July 5, just in time to clean up after the Fourth of July...

Past Events

Oct
23

Roam the Wild Edge Book Release in Astoria

October 23, 2015, Astoria

Photo of North Coast Land Conservancy's Katie Voelke.
Our colleagues with the North Coast Land Conservancy (NCLC) are planning a gala evening celebrating coastal conservation and release of the landscape-celebrating book The Wild Edge: Freedom to Roam the Pacific Coast (Braided River), a photographic journey from the deep ocean to the summit of...
Oct
20

Public Hearings on Changes to Beach Water Quality Monitoring

October 20, 2015 - October 29, 2015

Photo of water quality warning sign.
The Oregon Beach Monitoring Program (OBMP) is beginning a formal process to adopt a new “beach action value” (BAV) that would be used beginning in the 2017 monitoring season.  The BAV is used to determine when public health advisories should be issued for beaches.  Up till now, the threshold...
Sep
26

Public Lands Day at Yaquina Head

September 26, 2015, Newport

Photo of Yaquina Head.
Want to learn more about Yaquina Head and coastal stewardship?  The Bureau of Land Management will honor the 22nd annual National Public Lands Day by waiving entrance fees at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area on Saturday, Sept. 26. Hour-long service projects will occur throughout the...
Sep
19

A Robust(us) Discussion in Newport

September 19, 2015, Newport

 

Photo of Jim Sumich.
Gray whale expert Jim Sumich will speak to the Yaquina Birders & Naturalists at their meeting on Thursday, Sept. 17.  The meeting, which is free and open to the public, starts at 7 p.m. at the Public Meeting Room of Central Lincoln PUD (2129 North Coast Highway) in north Newport.

Sumich will...

Sep
19

Guided Bird Walk in Newport

September 19, 2015, Newport

Photo of Pelicans.
The Yaquina Birders & Naturalists are offering a free guided bird walk on Saturday, Sept. 19.  Laimons Osis will lead a field trip to one of the most bird-rich areas in Newport.  The expedition will start with a walk along the Estuary Trail at the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center to look...
Sep
4

Cape Perpetua Volunteer Appreciation Event Planned

September 4, 2015, Yachats

View from Cape Perpetua. Photo by Alex Derr.
Our friends and allies with Surfrider and the Audubon Society have set up a special event to thank the many volunteers who have become engaged with citizen science and interpretation for the public in the area of the Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve. Future volunteers are welcome, too! 

The Cape...