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June 24 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am

The Bird Days of Summer: Tides and Tufteds at Haystack Rock

Join Bird Alliance of Oregon to Haystack Rock on Cannon Beach and explore the hidden world of the intertidal zone. On this trip we will have opportunities to view creatures normally hidden from us such as ochre sea stars, nudibranchs, mussels, limpets, chitons, and so much more. Our proximity to Haystack Rock may also offer us opportunities for viewing birds such as Tufted Puffins, Pigeon Guillemots, Common Murres, and other bird species. The guides from Bird Alliance will bring tide pool guides to assist in identification of tide pool creatures.

We will meet at the public parking lot in Cannon Beach across the street from Sleepy Monk Coffee Roasters (there are multiple public parking lots in Cannon Beach!). There is a public restroom across the street. It will be about a half mile walk to Haystack Rock so bring shoes that you’re comfortable walking on sand in.

Bring snacks, water, binoculars, a rain jacket, and other layers of clothing. Low tide is at 8:54 a.m. so we will leave for the beach soon after we meet in the parking lot to catch low tide. We will be out for approximately two hours.


Distance: 1 mile total
Elevation change: None
Trail tread and width: Walking over a long sandy stretch of beach.
Pace: We will walk at a slow and steady pace
Restroom: There is a public restroom across the street from the parking lot
Sun exposure: Full

Explore Haystack Rock at low tide!

Join Bird Alliance of Oregon’s Education and Conservation Team for The Bird Days of Summer, a series of super beginner-friendly programs for anyone curious about birds in nature. We’re combining community-building, exploration, and fun to create safe spaces for people to get to know each other as well as the birds. Binoculars will be provided, and we’ll begin each program with a short “how-to” to help you get started.


The Bird Days of Summer Field Trip Details

  • Date: June 24, 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.


June 24
7:30 am - 11:00 am
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Tara Lemezis