The Audubon Society of Lincoln City will take a trip to Oregon’s newest state park this Saturday, Sept. 14, as it heads north to the Sitka Sedge State Natural Area near Pacific City.

The Second Saturday Bird Walk will take participants through tidal marsh, mudflats, dense forest and sand dunes to the ocean.

On the way, walkers will keep their eyes peeled for marsh wrens, great blue herons, raptors, warblers and other migratory birds.

The two-hour excursion will start at 10 am. Walkers should meet in the parking area of the park, located one mile north of Tierra del Mar just north of Pacific City, on the left side of Sandlake Road.

And on Saturday, Sept. 20, the group will hold a bird watching clinic at Lincoln City’s Hostetler Park, sponsored by Explore Lincoln City and Lincoln City Parks & Recreation.

Expert guides will lead walkers on an easy route through diverse habitat along the D River, crossing a hidden boardwalk through unique wetlands, then on through the campgrounds to Devils Lake. The group will look for migrating birds and early fall arriving songbirds and waterfowl.

The clinic will run from 9 to 11 am. Participants should meet at the NE 1st street parking area on the east side of Highway 101.

All Audubon bird walks are free and open to the public. No prior experience is needed and no registration is required. The rain-or-shine walks are led by experienced birders, and binoculars and field guides are available to borrow.

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