The Audubon Society of Lincoln City will lead a birding walk this Saturday, June 16, taking in Regatta Park, Devils Lake and the Head to Bay Trail.
The easy, two-hour walk will take participants along the edges of forests, wetlands and residential areas, offering the chance to see and hear year-round residents such as Steller’s jay, great blue heron, belted kingfisher and red-tailed hawk, as well as summer visitors such as Swainson’s thrush, black-headed grosbeak and osprey.
The start of summer sees recent arrivals competing, courting and forming new families, making it a great time of year to experience bird song and behavior.
Walkers will meet at 9 am in the parking area at Regatta Park, located just off NE 14th Street. No registration is required and beginning birders are welcome. Binoculars and guidebooks are provided for those who need them.
For more information or directions, call 541-992-9720.
The walk is part of a series of birding tours organized in partnership with the Lincoln City Parks and Recreation Department and the Lincoln City Visitor and Convention Bureau.
For a list of upcoming field trip descriptions, go to http://lincolncityaudubon.org/calendar.html and mark your calendar for the next Lincoln City Bird Walk on July 13 to the Villages at Cascade Head.