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August 25 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Birding Day: Shorebird ID on the Coast

Late summer is the peak of shorebird migration. This trip will be visiting some of the best shorebird sites on the coast from Cannon Beach north to Fort Stevens. This is a great opportunity to view side-by-side comparisons of different species, compare adult and juvenile plumages, and study behavior and habitat preferences. This is a self-driving trip.

Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. Bring food and water. Bring binoculars and a scope if you have one. 

John will email you trip details ahead of the trip.


Walking Distance: ~ 3 miles
Elevation Change: mostly flat
Trail Conditions: Sand, cobblestone
Pacing: Slow/Medium
Rest Stops: Driving between birding sites (you will drive yourself)
Sun Exposure: Full
Amenities: Rest Rooms at most sites

A Ruddy Turnstone is walking along a sandy beach.
Ruddy Turnstone, photo by Tara Lemezis

Take in the beauty of shorebird migration!

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


Trip Details

  • Leader: John Rakestraw
  • Date and time: August 25, 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.


August 25
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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