Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Tour of the North Oregon Coast - Day One

 Fort Stevens State Park
We have been eager for a string of days with good weather to take our Free Spirit on it's maiden voyage. The weather forecast for this week is excellent so we are taking a week to enjoy the North Oregon Coast.  Yesterday's destination was Fort Stevens State Park with a stop for birding at Little Beach in Gearhart.

There are no signs to identify Little Beach, but thanks to modern technology with the aid of Google Maps and eBird I was able to pinpoint the location.  We had a good stroll out the Necanicum Spit counting birds and keeping a close lookout for Western Snowy Plover, as this is a location that we may volunteer for Plover Patrol. No plovers but we did get a list of 15 species.

After lunch in Seaside we journeyed on to Fort Stevens State Park and selected a campsite from the hundreds available.  Although we had alread hiked several miles in the morning, Buster was begging for another walk.  We indulged him and where able to find our way to Coffenberry Lake, and of course make another bird list.

1 comment:

  1. From all the blue sky in the background it appears your timing was perfect. Even though you didn't get a sighting of the elusive Plover it is nice to see the photo of the rare Jimus scottious!