Thursday, Jan. 21. Wayne Hoffman presents “Peregrines of Yaquina Head”. Wayne will discuss the Peregrine nesting cycle, their history of nesting at Yaquina Head, identification of their prey, Wayne’s approach to recognizing individual Peregrines, and an accounting of the 2015 soap opera of Peregrine nesting at Yaquina Head. This Yaquina Birders & Naturalists meeting starts at 7 PM at the Public Meeting Room of Central Lincoln PUD (2129 North Coast Highway) in Newport. For more information, please call 541-867-4189.
GUIDED BIRD WALK
Saturday, Jan. 23. “Birding Field Trip at Beaver Creek State Natural Area.” Brian Fowler, Oregon State Park’s Visitor Experience Specialist, will lead this Yaquina Birders & Naturalists field trip. Heavy winter rains fill the seasonal wetlands along Beaver Creek attracting hundreds of ducks including Northern Pintail, American Wigeon, Green-winged Teal and Mallard. The surrounding woodlands harbor Northern Flicker; Hairy Woodpecker; and mixed flocks of chickadees, kinglets and winter warblers. We invite you to attend this free event open to everyone.
Dress for variable weather and meet at 9 AM at the Welcome (Visitor) Center one mile east of Ona Beach and HWY 101 on North Beaver Creek Road. The field trip will last two hours. For the Beaver Creek Trail Guide and Birding Checklist visit http://www.oregonstateparks.org/park_261.php For more info, call 541-961-1307.