January meeting and field trip of Yaquina Birders & Naturalists that are free and open to all.
Thursday, January 16. Conrad Willett presents “Tanzanian Flora, Fauna and Maasai (Masai) Culture.” Conrad will present photos and discuss Sub Saharan wildlife, basic Serengeti flora, and a cultural exchange with the Maasai. This Yaquina Birders & Naturalists meeting starts at 7 PM at the Meeting Room of Central Lincoln PUD (2129 North Coast Highway). Cost: free. Everyone is welcome! For more info, call 541-265-2965.
Saturday, January 18. “Birding Field Trip at Beaver Creek State Natural Area.” Brian Fowler, Oregon State Parks Interpretive Ranger, will lead this Yaquina Birders & Naturalists field trip. Winter rains fill the seasonal wetlands along Beaver Creek, home to the elusive Virginia Rail. The wetlands also attract hundreds of ducks including Northern Pintail, American Wigeon, Green-winged Teal and Mallard. Often Northern Harrier, Bald Eagle and Red-tailed Hawk are seen hunting the soggy grounds. We invite you to join us at this free event open to everyone. Dress for variable weather and meet at 9 AM at the Visitor Center on North Beaver Creek Rd. The field trip will last two hours. For more information call 541-961-1307.