Thursday, March 19 Tim Miller-Morgan presents “Buy a Fish, Save a
Tree – Preserving a Sustainable Ornamental Fishery in Brazil”.
Dr. Miller-Morgan is a veterinarian with Oregon Sea Grant and the College
of Veterinary Medicine and will discuss preserving a unique fishery in
Northern Brazil. This fishery has been one factor in the preservation
of the rainforest and river communities in this part of the Amazon.
This Yaquina Birders & Naturalists meeting starts at 7 PM at the
Public Meeting Room of Central Lincoln PUD (2129 North Coast Highway)
in Newport. Cost: free. Everyone is welcome! For more info, call
Sunday, March 22. “Birding Field Trip along Alsea Bay and Eckman
Lake”. Roy Lowe will lead this Yaquina Birders & Naturalists field
trip in the Waldport area. Alsea Bay is a wintering area for grebes,
loons, and a variety of sea ducks including scoters. This will be
your last chance to see some of these birds before they migrate to
northerly breeding grounds. The field trip will start at Alsea Bay
and then travel east to the 50 acre Eckman Lake which harbors hundreds
of ducks including Bufflehead, Northern Pintail, American Wigeon,
Green-winged Teal and Mallard. We invite you to join us at this free
event open to everyone. Dress for variable weather and meet at 1 PM
at the Alsea Bay Bridge Interpretative Center parking lot (620 NW
Spring St.), near the southwest corner of the Alsea Bay Bridge. The
field trip will last two hours. For more info, call 541-961-1307.