Stay Eat Events Weather Beaches

Help Science w Central Oregon Coast Bird Count Volunteer Event

Published 12/14/2015 at 4:43 AM PDT
By Oregon Coast Beach Connection staff


(Newport, Oregon) – You can help out science on the central Oregon coast with a unique event that calls on the average citizen.

It will be after Christmas on January 2, but that is the day of the Christmas Bird Count, where and volunteers are needed to help count birds in the Yaquina Bay area of Newport that Saturday, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. You'll also be able to take in the beauty of other beach areas nearby. Bird enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels, even beginners, are encouraged to participate in this free citizen science event. During the 116th Audubon Christmas Bird Count volunteers will count as many species and number of individual birds as they can from sunup to sundown.

Considered the longest running Citizen Science survey in the world, Christmas Bird Count data provides critical data on population trends on this part of the central Oregon coast.

“Tens of thousands of volunteers know that it is also a great way to meet new people, explore new habitat, learn more about our feathered friends or simply sharpen your birdwatching identification skills,” said Dawn Harris, who organizes and compiles the local count.

The Yaquina Bay count is within a 15 mile diameter circle that extends from Yaquina Head southward to Seal Rocks and eastward to Toledo. About half of the Count Circle is offshore. The local count is sponsored by the Yaquina Birders and Naturalists. During Yaquina Bay’s last count in January 2015, some 40 birdwatchers in the field and at backyard feeders recorded 152 species of birds.

“Whether you want to be in the field or watch feeders from your window your participation is welcome” said Harris. Newport Hotels for this event - Where to eat - Map and Virtual Tour

Contact Yaquina Bay Christmas Bird Count Compiler Dawn Harris at oregoncoastbirding@gmail.com to sign up or to get more information. http://yaquina.info/ybn/. More on the Newport area below and at the Newport, Oregon Virtual Tour, Map.








 

More About Newport Lodging.....

More About Oregon Coast Restaurants, Dining.....

 

A famous little family eatery where the seafood practically gets shuffled from the sea straight into your mouth. Soups and salads include many seafood specialties, including cioppino, chowders, crab Louie and cheese breads. Fish 'n' chips come w/ various fish. Seafood sandwiches with shrimp, tuna or crab, as well as burgers. Dinners like pan fried oysters, fillets of salmon or halibut, saut�ed scallops.
Oregon Coast event or adventure you can't miss
Pacific City, Oregon

 


 


Coastal Spotlight

LATEST Related Oregon Coast Articles

Yachats' Silver Surf Motel, Where 'Oregon Coast You Remember' Sits Just Above...
One of those constantly-updated stalwarts that brings back memories of family vacations
N. Oregon Coast in April, May: Astoria, Seaside, Cannon Beach Events
As spring starts slowly winding up, so do Astoria, Cannon Beach and Seaside. Astoria events, Seaside events
Depoe Bay's Inn at Arch Rock Blends Old, New: Oregon Coast Travel Tips
Sleek chic with a touch of maritime themes and post-mod. Reviews, Depoe Bay lodging
Seaside Oregon Virtual Tour - All Beaches, Attractions, Maps
Deep details of Seaside, Oregon Coast: nearly 100 photos, video, details
Oregon Coast Organizations Win Prestigious Awards
Lincoln City's visitor center and Newport's Oregon Coast Aquarium made the grade
How Lincoln City Will Rock You in May, April: Oregon Coast Events Preview
Spring heats up to the climactic opening of the summer season, throughout April and May
Extraordinary Encounters: Shark Off Oregon Coast, Dolphin on Washington Coast
A charter boat from Newport got into a bit of a fight with a shark. Sciences
Debris Art Project Tours Oregon Coast; Free Fishing Day in Hebo
Fishing fun near Pacific City; an intriguing way of dealing with marine garbage

Back to Oregon Coast

Contact Advertise on BeachConnection.net
All Content, unless otherwise attributed, copyright BeachConnection.net Unauthorized use or publication is not permitted

Oregon Coast Lodging
Rentals
Specials

Dining

Events Calendar

Oregon Coast Weather

Travel News

Search for Oregon Coast Subjects, Articles

Virtual Tours, Maps
Deep Details