Lower Nehalem Migratory Bird Day Celebration


May 26, 2024    
10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Alder Creek Farm
35955 Underhill Lane, Nehalem, Oregon, 97130

Event Type

Join local conservation, education, and community science organizations to learn about and celebrate our birds!

Insects and their importance to migratory birds is the focus of this year’s World Migratory Bird Day, a global campaign that aims to raise awareness of migratory birds and the need to conserve and support them.

When? Sunday, May 26th, 2024 from 10AM- 2PM

Where? Lower Nehalem Community Trust’s Alder Creek Farm,
35955 Underhill Lane, Nehalem, OR 97131

Who? Everyone! This is a family-friendly event for seasoned and novice birders alike. No experience necessary and birding opportunities for all. We will have some pairs of binoculars to loan and spotting scopes set up to observe birds in different habitats throughout the farm, from both easily accessible locations and further afield.

Celebrate: Come celebrate Spring migration on the North Coast and the important efforts that local organizations are making to protect and help birds and the habitats they depend on.


10 AM – Get to know your N. Coast Birds!
Guided Bird Walk

11:30 AM – Get to know your N. Coast Birds!
Guided Bird Walk

(Bird walks are 1 hour in duration and occur along gravel, wood chip and unmaintained grassy areas. There are two route options available, one on flat terrain and one that traverses up a medium slope to the upper riparian areas above Alder Creek).

12:30 PM – Brown Bag Workshop: eBird and iNaturalist
Bring your sack lunch to the barn and chat with local bird nerd podcast team, Hannah and Erik, to learn about using these popular apps to identify, learn and contribute to community science!

1:15 PM – Birds, Bugs and Blooms!
Guided tour of the Nehalem Ethnobotanical Teaching Trail.

Throughout the Day:
‘BIG SIT’ – Grab a seat and join our ‘Big Sit’ station where seasoned birders will help point out species by sight and sound and will keep a running tally of birds throughout the day. Participants may arrive and join for any portion of time between 10am and 2pm. Spotting scopes will be available to help locate and observe migratory and resident species along Alder Creek, overhead and in the seasonal wetland. Come say hello and learn about our local birds.

GET TO KNOW YOUR LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS – Interactive tabling displays with local partners working in the fields of conservation, education and wildlife rehabilitation. Come learn more about community conservation and the amazing projects that are happening around the N. Coast!

Art and educational activities for some family fun, hosted by Hoffman Center for the Arts.

Facilities and Accessibility: There is a gravel road (approx. 50 yards) from the parking area to the main barn/greenhouse. The path is flat and limited accessible parking is available within 40 feet of the central location of this event. The central area is paved and has a slight raised step at the entrance of the barn. There is an accessible picnic table available on the paved central space overlooking the wildlife sanctuary and seasonal wetland. Accessible portable restroom facility is available on site. Please reach out with any questions and we’d be happy to accommodate everyone’s participation to the best of our ability.

Public Health and Safety: This is a mostly outdoor event with some activities happening in a covered, open-air barn.

Early birders are welcome to head to Alder Creek Farm for self-guided birding anytime after daybreak. If you aren’t able to catch the 2pm tally, feel free to upload your list and photos to eBird or email: emilyakdedian@nehalemtrust.org.

Lower Nehalem Community Trust, Phone: (503) 368-3203, Email: lnct@nehalemtrust.org.