Thursday, Feb. 20. Eric Horvath presents “Natural History & Birding in the Galapagos.” The wildlife of Galapagos evolved in isolation, producing strange and marvelous island species, as Darwin found when he visited in 1835. See photos of these famously approachable creatures from a modern tour experience as led by Eric. This Yaquina Birders & Naturalists meeting starts at 7 PM at the Meeting Room of Central Lincoln PUD (2129 North Coast Highway) in north Newport. Cost: free. Everyone is welcome! For more info, call 541-265-2965.
Birdwatching Field Trip
Saturday, Feb. 22. “Birding Field Trip around Depoe Bay.” Dick Demarest will lead this Yaquina Birders & Naturalists field trip. Meet at 9:00 AM in the north parking lot of Fogarty Creek State Park. During the morning field trip you will spend time birding Fogarty Creek State Park, Boiler Bay and Depoe Bay.
In the park you may see wintering songbirds like Golden-crowned Sparrow and Varied and Hermit Thrush. February is a great time to scan the bays for seabirds including Red-throated and Pacific Loons, Western Grebes, Black
Scoters, and more.
The field trip is free and open to the public. Dress or bring clothes for variable weather. The entrance to the north parking lot for Fogarty Creek State Park is on Highway 101 just north of Fogarty Creek. For more information call 541-961-1307.