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October 30, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Bird Alliance of Oregon Birding Day: Gulls in Winter with John Rakestraw *FULL*

The Pacific Northwest Coast hosts a great diversity of gull species during the winter. Join us on a trip to the northern Oregon Coast to study and compare a variety of gulls up close. We will study the differences in size, shape, and pattern.

Our first stop/meet-up spot is Whale Park at the north end of Cannon Beach. This is where Ecola Creek enters the ocean, and has provided the greatest diversity of gull species on past trips. Meet at the whale sculpture at 9:00 a.m. sharp. Parking is along the street, both along 3rd Street and Hemlock Street. Please scroll to view the rest of our tentative itinerary.

Taking the digital gull class is helpful but not required.

We expect to find nine, possibly up to twelve, gull species on this trip.

This trip will be self-driving. 

Trip limited to 10 participants.

All COVID-19 safety protocols dictated by the Oregon Health Authority will be followed on our outdoor programs. Masks are mandatory.

$85 – $115
A Ring-billed Gull stands upright on a rock with a gray sky.
Ring-billed Gull, photo by Mick Thompson

Take your gull knowledge to the field!

Join us on a trip to the northern coast to study the year's biggest variety of gull species. Side-by-side comparisons will help you solidify your gulling skills.


Tentative Itinerary

Trip Details

  • Leader: John Rakestraw
  • Date and time: October 30, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Fee: $85 members / $115 non-members

  • Limited to 10 participants
  • This is a self-driving trip.


October 30, 2021
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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