Birding on the Bay

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Join Friends of Netarts Bay WEBS and Portland Aubudon’s Coastal Community Science Biologist, Allison Anholt, to observe coastal birds on and near Netarts Bay. We’ll start off the day with an overview of the endangered Western Snowy Plover and the “Plover Patrol” program run by Portland Audubon and Oregon State Parks coordinating community scientists to monitor this recovering species on the north coast including Netarts Spit. We will travel to various locations around the bay and surrounding headlands and hope to see soaring brown pelicans, great blue herons, bald eagles, songbirds, and cormorants among others from afar and bayside.
Be prepared to walk up to 1-2 miles to and from observation points.
Participants will need to provide their own transportation between locations and may need to purchase a day-use permit at the state park. The specific route and locations will be shared at the start of the program. Carpooling is encouraged.
Gear: Bring binoculars (two spotting scopes and a few binoculars will be available) and appropriate shoes (please no flip flops). The climate can change quickly along the coast, ranging from warm to cool and breezy, so please bring the gear you need to stay comfortable. This event will take place primarily outdoors. If bad weather develops, an alternate plan will be communicated to the registered participants.
Registration Required at
Cost: There is no cost to attend this program. Tax-exempt donations to Netarts Bay WEBS to enable programs like this are encouraged, but not required.