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Nehalem, Wheeler, Rockaway, Garibaldi, Tillamook, Oceanside, Pacific City,
Lincoln City, Depoe Bay, Newport, Waldport, Yachats & Florence.
Migratory Birds Celebrated at Oregon Coast
|A great blue heron hunts on the Yaquina Bay estuary
Photo by Cindy Hanson, Oregon Coast Aquarium.
(Newport, Oregon) - The
Oregon Coast Aquarium will celebrate International Migratory Bird Day
(IMBD) on May 31 with activities focusing on migratory birds throughout
the day. IMBD was created in 1993 to focus attention on one of the most
important and spectacular events in the life of a migratory bird - its
journey between its summer and winter homes. IMBD officially takes place
on the second Saturday in May each year, but organizers recognized that
this date doesn't work well for all bird event organizers, or for the
migratory birds themselves, since northern birds arrive later than birds
in the south. Now, IMBD is celebrated all over the world throughout April
Highlights of the day's events will be a walk
on the estuary trail at the exit of Passages of the Deep and a presentation
by wildlife artist, Ram Papish, who has spent many years studying seabirds
in Alaska, Hawaii and Oregon. He was the International Migratory Bird
Day artist in 2005. He recently illustrated the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service publication, "Seabirds of the Pacific Northwest," which
will be available at the event.
|Highlights of Migratory Bird Day at the Oregon Coast Aquarium May
31 will be a presentation by wildlife artist Ram Papish. Courtesy
Papish's presentation will include a look
at the different breeding and survival strategies for puffins, albatrosses,
and other sea-going species found along the Oregon Coast.
"Some seabirds spend the whole year on
the Oregon Coast," said Papish. "Others visit from thousands
of miles away; some stay for the winter and others just drop by to feed."
A designated birding site on the Oregon Coast
Birding Trail, the Oregon Coast Aquarium adjoins an established woodland
and estuary where large numbers of both migratory and year-round species
of birds can be seen. Nature trails wind through and around the Aquarium
grounds as great blue herons, egrets, hooded merganzers, ducks, geese,
cormorants and many others can be seen nesting, fishing or foraging nearby.
Birding walks will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Migratory Bird Day, Saturday, May
Location: Oregon Coast Aquarium
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Children's puppet craft,
and aviary interpretation
10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. - Aviculturist
talks in the aviary
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Birding on estuary trail
at the exit of Passages of the Deep
|Wild and weird beaches below Yaquina Head
1 to 2 p.m. - Guest speaker Ram Papish presents
"Seabirds: Here, There and Everywhere!"
Mark Your Calendars, Also in Newport
TThe final chapter of Newport’s 125th
Anniversary celebration happens at the town’s Fourth of July fireworks
display. The result is a massive flurry of 125 explosions at the end of
the fireworks display.
Other events coincide:
Oregon Coast Aquarium holds its Sea Otter Encounter for
ages eight and up on July 4 (2820 SE Ferry Slip Rd. Newport, Oregon. 541-867-3474.
The Newport Symphony Orchestra gives a free 4th of July
Concert at the Newport. High School. 4 p.m. (541) 574-0614.
The Nye Beach Clambake takes place on Saturday, July
5, where the entire beachfront district holds a seafood barbecue and a
fair with live music, food booths, arts and crafts and a celebration of
the neighborhood’s history.
For more information on Newport’s fireworks
and Fourth of July activities, call the Newport Chamber of Commerce at
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and in-room phones w/ data ports. Oceanfronts have queen bed, a
double hide-a-bed, kitchen, cozy firelog fireplace and private deck.
Both types sleep up to four people. Others are appointed for a two-person
romantic getaway, yet still perfect for those on a budget. Elaborate
oceanfront Jacuzzi suite has two bedrooms, kitchen, double hide-a-bed,
fireplace and private deck, sleeping as many as six. For family
reunions or large gatherings such as weddings, some rooms can connect
to create two-room and three-room suites. Some rooms pet friendly.
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end of Cannon Beach. Great during winter storms with a new book by
the fireplace – or when the sun is out for family fun and beach
strolling. Handsome beach cottage-style architecture. Lush flowering
gardens and naturalized courtyard pond. Warm, inviting guest rooms.
Continental buffet breakfast. Warm Cookies. Family and Pet Friendly.
Welcome gifts. Smoke-free. Complimentary Wireless Connectivity. Wine
and book signing events. 800-321-6304 or 503-436-9085. Hemlock At
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Ocean Lodge. There will not be another property built
like this in Cannon Beach in our lifetimes. Rare, premiere ocean
front location; handsome, dramatic architecture and tasteful, fun
(nostalgic) beach interiors. Overlooks Haystack Rock. 100 percent
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888-777-4047. 503-436-2241. 2864 Pacific Street. Cannon Beach, Oregon.
Cape Property Services.
Dozens of homes in that dreamy,
rugged stretch between Cannon Beach and Manzanita known as Arch
Cape. Oceanfront and ocean view , or just a short walk from the
All homes are immaculate and smoke free; some pet friendly (with
a fee). Some with broadband, indoor or outdoor hot tubs, fireplaces,
decks, and fire pits or barbecues. Call about tempting winter specials
that go until March (not valid holidays, however). www.archcaperentals.com
here for video of Dec. storm aftermath
Coast Best of Awards for the Year And the winners
are: best of Oregon coast restaurants, lodgings, science, odd events
in nature and stunning moments for 2007
Transformations of Oregon Coast Beaches Seasons change
and so do beaches, revealing different sides and a variety of eye-popping
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of Valentine's or be it any time of the year, Oregon's coastline has
essentially cornered the market for cuddle-inducing possibilities and
gushy activities for the hand-holding set
or Night Mysteries and Merriment on Oregon Coast It's
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