Jeanette & Glenn on Lagoon BoardwalkA week with temperature forecast to 90 degrees in Salem caused us to block out our schedule and head to the coast. Our friend Glenn was camped at Waxmyrtle Campground, so it was a no-brainer to start there. Waxmyrtle is a Siuslaw National Forest Campground located on the Siltcoos River south of Florence. We first met Glenn three years ago this month while we were volunteering in the Snowy Plover program and both camped at Waxmytle. He, in turned, started volunteering here. This past winter he stopped volunteering and started traveling, and we have literally spent the last six months catching up with him and birding. In Arizona we met up at Davis Camp in Bullhead City in December, then Lake Havasu State Park, then Cattail Cove State Park, then Oxbow Campground. He spent the rest of the winter in Texas where we did not go, but when he got back to Oregon we spent a week birding in the Salem area, and later joined him camping and birding at Indian Ford Campground near Sisters. We arrived here at Waxmytle Campground yesterday afternoon, and of course soon after getting set up we went birding. The above photo was taken at Lagoon Campground, just accross the road from Waxmytle. It's great to spend time together birding again.
Evening view of Siltcoos Estuary