Oppressive fog and cold continues to entrap the Willamette Valley, so yesterday we went to Lincoln City on the Oregon Coast seeking sunshine and birding hot spots. Lincoln City is only about an hour away from where we live in Salem, but recently the coast and the valley are worlds apart in regards to fog and sunshine. Following up on Hot Spots listed in eBird.org we made stops at five parks: D River Open Area, East Devils Lake State Park, Seid Creek Open Area, Josphine Memorial Park, and Cutler City Wetlands. This Trail Access is at Cutler City Wetlands, a brand new discovery for us and one we enjoyed the most. It contains some great hiking trails and potential for outstanding birding opportunities when the spring migrants return.