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Go birding this October in Oregon State Parks

by Tuesday October 6, 2015    9:32 AM
ASTORIA and HAMMOND — Do you have an appreciation for birds and want some experience on how best to see them? Or are you an experienced birder wanting to help with bird surveys? Here's your chance to join Let's Go Birding, a program of Oregon State Parks.

Birding activities are free, and birders 8 years old and older are welcome (children 8 to 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian).

Loaner binoculars are available for up to 10 birders. Bring your own binoculars if available.

In 2015, Sunset Beach State Recreation Site and the Fort to Sea Trail is the site of weekly bird surveys. The surveys monitor the bird species that use the park from season to season. The survey will take around two hours and will cover several diverse habitats along the trail.

For questions ,contact Park Ranger Dane Osis 503-861-3170, ext. 41, or email to

Sunset Beach surveys will meet at the Fort to Sea Trailhead at the Sunset Beach State Recreation Area:

• 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 5;

• 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 12;

• 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 19;

• 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 26.

There will also be a Fort Stevens monthly bird survey from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28. Meet at Battery Russell in Fort Stevens State Park.

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