CoastWatch Events

CoastWatch intertidal field trip.  Photo by Alex Derr.
CoastWatch intertidal field trip. Photo by Alex Derr.
Apr
8

Cancelled--Shorebird Presentation

April 8, 2020, Cannon Beach

Juvenile Semipalmated Sandpiper.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

Note:  The following event has been cancelled due to the coronavirus situation.  No word on whether or when it will be rescheduled.

Shorebirds will be the subject when the Friends of Haystack Rock lecture series hosts a talk on by Janet...

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

Jul
5

BioBlitz at Otter Rock

July 5, 2019, Otter Rock

Not all BioBlitz activities require this much athleticism! Surveying tidepools at Otter Rock.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

As part of this summer’s series of “BioBlitzes” at Oregon’s marine reserve areas, the Oregon Coast Aquarium is sponsoring a bioblitz event at the Otter Rock Marine Reserve on...

Jun
23

Benefit Art Show

June 23, 2019, Portland

 "Short Sands," a painting by Judy Shaw that is featured in the Coastal Watchers show.
"Short Sands," a painting by Judy Shaw that is featured in the Coastal Watchers show.

This is the final week of a special benefit art show, “The Coastal Watchers,” running through June 23 at the Elizabeth Jones Art Center (515 N.W. 14th St.) in Portland.  The gallery is open...

Jun
11

Lecture on Microplastics

June 11, 2019, Portland

Dorothy Horn, a Portland State University doctoral candidate studying plastic pollution in the ocean, will speak about microplastics in the sea and in rivers at the next monthly meeting of the Surfrider Portland Chapter, Tuesday, June 11, 7-9 p.mm. at  UP North Surf Club.

Horn will also show...

Jun
8

Seabird Nest Monitoring Training

June 8, 2019, Cannon Beach

Pelagic cormorants feeding young.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.
Pelagic cormorants feeding young.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.

Portland Audubon, along with local partners, conducts a seabird nest colony monitoring project at several locations on the coast, including Cape Perpetua, Heceta Head, and the Cape Falcon Marine Reserve, along with nearby Haystack...