CoastWatch Events

CoastWatch intertidal field trip.  Photo by Alex Derr.
CoastWatch intertidal field trip. Photo by Alex Derr.
Apr
8

Cancelled--Shorebird Presentation

April 8, 2020, Cannon Beach

Juvenile Semipalmated Sandpiper.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

Note:  The following event has been cancelled due to the coronavirus situation.  No word on whether or when it will be rescheduled.

Shorebirds will be the subject when the Friends of Haystack Rock lecture series hosts a talk on by Janet...

Apr
17

Snowy Plover Patrol Webinar

April 17, 2020

Snowy plover at South Beach.\Photo by Cathy Tronquet.
Snowy plover at South Beach.\Photo by Cathy Tronquet.

The annual volunteer monitoring project that monitors Western Snowy Plover nesting on the north coast, the Snowy Plover Patrol, has been delayed due to the coronavirus, and physical training sessions aren’t currently possible.  However,...

Apr
17

Snowy Plover Patrol Webinar--2

April 17, 2020

Snowy plovers at South Beach.\Photo by Cathy Tronquet.

The annual volunteer monitoring project that monitors Western Snowy Plover nesting on the north coast, the Snowy Plover Patrol, has been delayed due to the coronavirus, and physical training sessions aren’t currently possible.  However,...

Apr
18

Snowy Plover Patrol Webinar--3

April 18, 2020

The annual volunteer monitoring project that monitors Western Snowy Plover nesting on the north coast, the Snowy Plover Patrol, has been delayed due to the coronavirus, and physical training sessions aren’t currently possible.  However, the project’s primary sponsors, Portland Audubon and...

Apr
18

Cancelled--Snowy Plover Patrol Training

April 18, 2020, Nehalem

Snowy Plover at Fort Stevens State Park.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

Note:  This event has been cancelled due to coronavirus precautions, but watch for listings for online training opportunities

It’s almost Snowy Plover nesting season again.  Portland Audubon is partnering with Oregon Parks and...

Apr
25

Snowy Plover Patrol Webinar

April 25, 2020

Snowy plover at South Beach.\Photo by Cathy Tronquet.

The annual volunteer monitoring project that monitors Western Snowy Plover nesting on the north coast, the Snowy Plover Patrol, has been delayed due to the coronavirus, and physical training sessions aren’t currently possible.  However,...

Apr
25

Snowy Plover Patrol Webinar

April 25, 2020

Snowy plover chicks.\Phto by Adam Kotaich.
Snowy plover chicks.\Phto by Adam Kotaich.

The annual volunteer monitoring project that monitors Western Snowy Plover nesting on the north coast, the Snowy Plover Patrol, has been delayed due to the coronavirus, and physical training sessions aren’t currently possible.  However, the...

Apr
25

Snowy Plover Patrol Webinar--2

April 25, 2020

The annual volunteer monitoring project that monitors Western Snowy Plover nesting on the north coast, the Snowy Plover Patrol, has been delayed due to the coronavirus, and physical training sessions aren’t currently possible.  However, the project’s primary sponsors, Portland Audubon and...

Apr
26

Snowy Plover Patrol Webinar--3

April 26, 2020

Snowy plover nest exclosure.\Photo courtesy of USFWS.

The annual volunteer monitoring project that monitors Western Snowy Plover nesting on the north coast, the Snowy Plover Patrol, has been delayed due to the coronavirus, and physical training sessions aren’t currently possible.  However,...

May
2

Black Oystercatcher Survey Training

May 2, 2020, Cannon Beach

Black Oystercatchers.\Photo by Scott Carpenter.

This year’s annual survey for Black Oystercatchers will focus just on identifying and monitoring nest sites—the abundance survey will not be done this year.  If you would be interested in learning more about Black Oystercatchers and this...

May
9

Black Oystercatcher Survey Training

May 9, 2020, Newport

Black Oystercatcher.\Photo by Molly Sultany.
Black Oystercatcher.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

This year’s annual survey for Black Oystercatchers will focus just on identifying and monitoring nest sites—the abundance survey will not be done this year.  If you would be interested in learning more about Black Oystercatchers and this citizen...

May
20

Black Oystercatcher Survey Training

May 20, 2020, Port Orford

Oystercatcher with chick.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.
Oystercatcher with chick.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.

This year’s annual survey for Black Oystercatchers will focus just on identifying and monitoring nest sites—the abundance survey will not be done this year.  If you would be interested in learning more about Black Oystercatchers and this...

Jul
5

SOLVE Beach Cleanup

July 5, 2020

OLVE beach cleanup in action.\Photo by Sara Schreiber.

This year’s annual beach cleanup had been scheduled for Saturday, March 28, but was cancelled out of concern over the CORVID-19 virus.  It has been re-scheduled for Sunday, July 5, just in time to clean up after the Fourth of July...

Past Events

Apr
4

Cancelled--Snowy Plover Patrol Training

April 4, 2020, Nehalem

Snowy plovers at South Beach.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

Note:  This event has been cancelled due to coronavirus precautions.  However, see listings for online trainings now being offered as an alternative.

It’s almost Snowy Plover nesting season again.  Portland Audubon is partnering with...

Mar
28

Cancelled-- Spring Beach Cleanup

March 28, 2020

Beach cleanup in progress.\Photo by Sara Schreiber.

Cancelled:  This event has been cancelled as a precautionary measure due to the CORVID-19 virus.  It has been rescheduled for July 5.

This year’s annual beach cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, March 28.  The coastwide cleanup takes place...

Mar
5

Marine Debris Survey

March 5, 2020, Yachats

Volunteer gathers marine debris at Cape Cove.\Photo by Tara Dubois.

A monthly marine debris survey is conducted at Cape Cove, just south of Cape Perpetua.  To participate, meet at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (2400 Hwy 101, about three miles south of Yachats) in the parking lot at 3:30 p.m....

Feb
21

Rocky Habitat Public Comment Webinar

February 21, 2020

Rocky intertidal habitat at Strawberry Hill.\Photo by Laurel Hillmann.

We are the in the midst of the 30-day public comment period for the updated Rocky Habitat Management Strategy, which has been going through a lengthy drafting period over the past couple of years.  The Oregon Coastal...

Feb
19

Oystercatcher Talk

February 19, 2020, Seaside

Black Oystercatchers at Haystack Rock.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

Learn about the black oystercatcher, a unique shorebird of conservation concern that depends on rocky shoreline habitats, in a talk sponsored by the Necanicum Watershed Council on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 6 p.m. at the Seaside Public...

Feb
19

Rocky Habitat Public Comment Session

February 19, 2020, Coos Bay

Rocky shores at Sunset Bay, near Coos Bay.\Photo by Laurel Hillmann.

We are the in the midst of the 30-day public comment period for the updated Rocky Habitat Management Strategy, which has been going through a lengthy drafting period over the past couple of years.  The Oregon Coastal...