Guided bird walk Saturday at Yaquina Head

The Common Murres nesting at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area in north Newport are a popular visitor attraction, and people can see these birds and more during a guided bird walk at the site on Saturday, June. 22. (Photo by Ram Papish)

The Yaquina Birders and Naturalists is hosting a guided bird walk from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 22, at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, located at 750 BNW Lighthouse Drive in north Newport.

This trip will be guided by Steve and Rachel Holzman. Those interested in taking part should meet at 8 a.m. in the visitor center parking lot. Although the guided bird walk is free, there is an admission fee to enter the park, which is currently $7 per vehicle. People can walk in for free.

June is the peak of the seabird nesting season and one of the best times of the year to watch these birds at Yaquina Head. Participants are likely to see Common Murre, Pigeon Guillemot, Black Oystercatcher, Pelagic and Brandt's Cormorant and Bald Eagle. The onsite nesting Peregrine Falcon pair may still have young in the area, too.

For more information, call 541-961-1307.

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