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May 4 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Birding Day: Birds of the Oregon Coast with John Rakestraw *FULL*

This day trip pairs nicely with John’s Birds of the Coast digital class on April 30, 2024.

The Oregon Coast hosts a great diversity of birds in a variety of habitats. On this trip we will seek out our coastal specialties, including Tufted Puffin, Black Oystercatcher, Ruddy Turnstone, Brandt’s Cormorant, Harlequin Duck, and many others. We will bird sites around Cannon Beach and Seaside, possible north to Fort Stevens. Our trip should coincide with the peak of spring migration.

You will drive yourself. Bring food and water. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.
Your leader will send out meeting location details about one week before the program.

$85 – $115
A photo of two pigeon guillemots on the water.
Pigeon Guillemot, photo by Becky Matsubara

Take in the beauty of shorebird migration!

Join John Rakestraw during shorebird migration and explore some of the best sites from Seaside north to Fort Stevens.


Rest stops: We will be visiting several sites, with breaks in between.
Sun exposure: Full
Amenities: Restrooms near each site 


Walking Distance: Up to 4 miles
Elevation Change: None
Trail: Sandy beach, firm gravel trail, cobblestone beach
Pacing: Moderate

Trip Details

  • Leader: John Rakestraw
  • Date and time: May 4, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Fee: $65 members / $85 non-members

  • Limited to 10 participants
  • This is a self-driving trip. John will send out meeting details.


May 4
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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