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Hawks at the Head

Published on June 5, 2018 11:26AM

Young Peregrine Falcon at Yaquina Head Natural Area • Photo by Jack Doyle

Young Peregrine Falcon at Yaquina Head Natural Area • Photo by Jack Doyle


The Audubon Society of Lincoln City will head south this Saturday, June 9, for a birding walk at Yaquina Head Natural Area near Newport.

The group will be looking out for nesting colonies of the common murre, bald eagle, black oystercatcher, cormorants, brown pelican, peregrine falcon and pigeon guillemot.

This is a busy time of year, with birds courting, nesting and raising young. Beginners are welcome and binoculars and guidebooks are provided.

The group will meet in the interpretive center parking lot at 9 am. From Highway 101 in Newport turn west on Lighthouse Drive.

Audubon Society of Lincoln City offers free birding field trips with experienced trip leaders on the second Saturday of most months during the year.

In addition, Lincoln City Parks and Recreation and Visitor and Convention Bureau are sponsoring Audubon birding walks through Lincoln City natural areas and parks. The upcoming Lincoln City Parks and Recreation walk on Saturday, June 16, will start at Regatta Park.

Audubon’s next monthly birding field trip is on Saturday, July 14, at Buell County Park and Mill Creek Park in Polk County. Beginning birders are welcome on all walks. Binoculars and guidebooks are available for those who don’t have their own, and carpooling is usually an option.

For upcoming field trip descriptions, go to http://lincolncityaudubon.org/calendar.html.



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