The Audubon Society of Lincoln City is inviting ambitious walkers to join in its most difficult, and often most rewarding, bird walk of the year this Saturday, Aug. 10 — tackling The Knoll at the north end of Lincoln City.
Part of the Cascade Head Management Area, The Knoll was purchased by Lincoln City several years ago as one of the city’s Open Spaces. The complete loop hike is about two and a half miles through second-growth forests and upland meadows with no facilities or water.
Compared with other Lincoln City bird walks, this hike will be longer and more difficult with uneven ground and elevation gain, so hiking boots and sticks are suggested. Walkers will keep their eyes peeled for Canada (gray) jay, Swainson’s thrush, brown creeper and swallows.
This walk is sponsored by Lincoln City Parks and Recreation and Explore Lincoln City and is led by experts from Audubon Society of Lincoln City.
All Audubon bird walks are free and open to the public. No prior experience is needed, and binoculars and field guides are available to borrow.
Saturday’s excursion will run from 9 am to 11:30 am. From Highway 101, turn north at the stoplight onto NE West Devils Lake Blvd and meet at the locked gate.