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Published on February 7, 2017 3:35PM

Great White Egret • Photo by Ernie Rose

Great White Egret • Photo by Ernie Rose

The Audubon Society of Lincoln City will peer at Siletz Bay from all angles this Saturday, Feb. 11, on a birding field trip in search of everything from ducks and grebes to herons and raptors.

No prior birding experience is required and binoculars and guidebooks can be provided.

The tour will begin at 9 am at Taft dock in Lincoln City, with participants carpooling to various viewing spots at Cutler City, Siletz Keys and the Salishan Nature Trail. Most viewing sites are handicapped-accessible so this field trip is more appropriate than many for birders with limited mobility.

Siletz Bay regularly hosts thousands of wintering waterfowl and shorebirds including ducks, loons, grebes, raptors, shorebirds, gulls and herons. Winter storms can bring unusual birds in addition to creating unusually difficult viewing conditions.

Taft Dock is located just west of Mo’s Restaurant at 860 SW 51st Street.

For more information, call 541-992-9720.

For upcoming field trip descriptions, go to http://lincolncityaudubon.org/calendar.html, and mark your calendar for the Saturday, March 11, excursion to Nestucca National Wildlife Refuge.

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