Workshop Series at The Sou’wester
Shorebirds, Seabirds & Little Brown Birds with Mark Elliott
This Birding Field Trip will meet inside the Sou’wester Lodge at 9:30am and finish at noon. Some birds we will be looking for are Yellow-rumped Warblers, Great Blue Herons, Violet-green Swallows, Caspian Terns, Surf Scoters (a sea duck), nesting Brandt’s Cormorants and Bald Eagles. We will learn about bird behavior and how to identify birds by using “fieldmarks” and habitat. We will be hiking in and around Cape Disappointment State Park and we can carpool. A Washington State Park “Discovery Pass” will be needed for parking (a $10 day fee). Bring binoculars. For those who want to continue birding in the afternoon please bring a sack lunch.
Audubon Society of Lincoln City’s field trip guide Mark Elliott has been birding for 35 years. He teaches raptor identification and basic birding at Oregon Coast Community College. Mark also leads field trips for Yaquina Birders and Naturalists in Newport, Oregon and at the Birding and Blues Festival in Pacific City, Oregon. Mark stays active in citizen science by taking part in annual Christmas Birdcounts and has been recording data for COASST (Coastal Observation And Seabird Survey Team) for seven years. He has birded 48 states, the Caribbean, Canada, Mexico and Europe. He now lives on the Oregon coast.
COST: $5 per person or $10 per family
BRING: Please bring binoculars if you have them. Bring weather appropriate clothing and footwear. For those who want to continue birding in the afternoon please bring a sack lunch (hot tea and coffee provided).
All workshops are open to the public.
All Skill Levels Welcome.
RSVP via firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-642-2542