Ocean Events

Aug
17

COASST Marine Debris Training

August 17, 2019, Astoria

COASST (the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team, based at the University of Washington) will hold a training session for its marine debris survey.  (This is a different survey, using different methods, from the one conducted by CoastWatch.)  The...

Aug
18

COASST Marine Debris Training

August 18, 2019, Tillamook

COASST (the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team, based at the University of Washington) offers a training session for its marine debris survey.  (This is a different survey, using different methods, from the one conducted by...

Sep
14

Fall Pelican Survey

September 14, 2019

 

Pelicans in flight.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.
Pelicans in flight.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.
The annual spring Pacific Brown Pelican Survey will be held Saturday, Sept. 14.  Veterans of the survey are asked to step up again; new volunteers are welcomed. 

Organized by the Audubon Society, these surveys offer volunteers a chance to...

Sep
20

Oregon Shorebird Festival

September 20, 2019, Charleston

Red Knots at Fort Stevens.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

The 33rd annual Oregon Shorebird Festival is being planned for Sept. 20-22.  As usual, it will be based at the Oregon Institute for Marine Biology (63466 Boat Basin Rd. in Charleston).  Most details have not yet been published, but birders...

Sep
20

Earth & Ocean Arts Festival

September 20, 2019, Cannon Beach

Haystack Rock and the beach through an artistic lens.\Photo by Byron Jose Sun.

Ecology as well as art will be the focus of the first annual Earth & Ocean Arts Festival in Cannon Beach, which runs Sept. 20 to Sept. 22 at various locations around the city. The goal of the organizers is to...

Sep
26

Volunteer Appreciation at Cape Perpetua

September 26, 2019, Yachats

Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve at its northern boundary.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Every fall, the organizations working to protect the Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve and its surrounding terrestrial environment gather for a volunteer appreciation night.  Current and prospective volunteers gather...

Past Events

Mar
24

Flying Offshore: Getting to Know Curry's Seabirds

March 24, 2016, Gold Beach

Photo of Common murres at Redfish Rocks. Photo by Lois Miller.
Common murres at Redfish Rocks. Photo by Lois Miller.
Seabirds wander vast stretches of the sea, but when it comes time to nest, tens of thousands of them call Curry County home. Kalmiopsis Audubon Society president Ann Vileisis will give a presentation about seabirds and the South Coast’s...
Mar
22

Link Forests to Tidepools at Cape Perpetua

March 22, 2016 - March 25, 2016

Photo of Cape Perpetua Visitor Center by Andre Hagestedt.
Cape Perpetua Visitor Center. Photo by Andre Hagestedt.

Marine reserves don’t exist in a vacuum, and one important goal for Oregon Shores and our partners in the Oregon Marine Reserves Partnership (OMRP) is to link onshore ecosystems to these protected areas immediately offshore.

The Cape...

Mar
15

Volunteer Coordinator Helps with Whale Watch Training

March 15, 2016, Lincoln City

Photo of Depoe Bay Whale Watching Center, courtesy of OPRD.
Depoe Bay Whale Watching Center. Photo courtesy of OPRD.
Fawn Custer, CoastWatch’s volunteer coordinator, will participate in a special presentation on Whales of the Oregon Coast, taking place on Tuesday, March 15 at the Oregon Coast Community College branch in Lincoln City, from 6-9pm. The...
Mar
12

American Cetacean Society Meeting to Focus on Whale Exploitation

March 12, 2016, Newport

Aside from Captain Ahab, people haven’t hunted whales as existential quests for meaning, but for the resources they provide. The next meeting of the Oregon Chapter of the American Cetacean Society will feature a look at this reality.  Speaker Uko Gorter will address Whales as a source of raw...

Mar
10

Oregon Land Conservation and Development Commission Meeting

March 10, 2016, Gold Beach

The Oregon Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) will meet Thursday, March 10, at 9:00 a.m. in Gold Beach at the Curry County Fairgrounds Ocean View Room and will be briefed about the decision by the Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC) to establish a committee to review the Rocky...

Mar
4

Kalmiopsis Audubon Society Annual Meeting and Potluck

March 4, 2016

Join Kalmiposis Audubon Society members for this annual meeting plus fun potluck and slide sharing. Bring something you like to eat, and each person can share 10-15 favorite bird, nature, or landscape slides in either digital or traditional format. It’s always a fun evening. If you plan to come,...

Feb
11

Bird Conservation in Oregon’s Marine Reserve System

February 11, 2016, Manzanita

Photo of Common murres at Yaquina Head. Photo by Amanda Gladics.
Common murres at Yaquina Head. Photo by Amanda Gladics.
Joe Liebezeit, Avian Conservation Program Manager for the Audubon Society of Portland, will offer a presentation on how volunteer efforts to monitor seabird populations have contributed to a better understanding of seabird populations...
Jan
30

Kick-off Party #2 for Cape Falcon Marine Reserve

January 30, 2016, Cannon Beach

Photo of Cape Falcon, looking toward the new marine reserve, by Alex Derr.
Cape Falcon, looking toward the new marine reserve. Photo by Alex Derr.
New Year’s Day marked both a completion and a new beginning for Oregon's network of five marine reserves.  On Jan.1, the Cape Falcon Marine Reserve became fully operative, closed to resource extraction. Up till now,...
Jan
28

Ocean Acidification Panel Discussion

January 28, 2016, Newport

Photo of the ocean at the Oregon coast.
Acidification shadows Oregon's ocean. Photo by Alex Derr.
The worrisome subject of climate impacts to the ocean will be taken up by a set of expert voices when the Union of Concerned Scientists and the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC)  combine to present From Bivalves to Beaches:  Ocean...