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September 6 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Birding Day: Experiencing Migration at the North Coast

Early September is full-swing southbound migration for millions of birds heading towards wintering grounds from their northern breeding grounds. On this full-day, self-driving Bird Alliance of Oregon Birding Day we’ll look for shorebirds along sandy beaches and rocky shorelines, search for passerines in forest patches, and keep an eye out for raptors on the move. 

We’ll start the day at the Seaside Cove looking for rockpipers and seabirds, slowly making our way north until we end the day in the Astoria area around 4 p.m. Birders of all experience levels are welcome – we’ll work on the IDs of these birds as we go. Make sure to bring a lunch and dress for the weather. 

This trip is the field portion for our Experiencing Migration online class.
Experiencing Migration
  • September 4, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.



Pacing: Slow, with frequent stops to view and listen for birds.
Each stop will have a parking lot, and most will have bathrooms. An Oregon State Parks parking permit will be needed for at least one stop, and can be purchased on site.
Public Transit: None for this trip
Rest Stops: We will have multiple stops, including a lunch stop.

Do you have an access need that isn’t listed here? Please reach out to classes@birdallianceoregon.org with any additional questions or concerns.


Distance: Multiple short walks of less than 1 mile.
Elevation Changes: Minimal
Trail Tread and Width: Some short sections of single-track forest trail; most walks will be along wide paths, or on the beach, including on sand and along rocky shoreline.
Exposure: Full sun exposure for most of the day.

Dunlin and Western Sandpiper flock, photo by Scott Carpenter

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Explore the North Coast area with Brodie Cass Talbott!


Trip Details

  • Leader: Brodie Cass Talbott
  • Date and time: September 6, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Fee: $85 members / $115 non-members

  • Limited to 10 participants


September 6
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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