Cape Arago Audubon Society, Coos County, Oregon

Our mission is to promote appreciation and understanding of the birds and natural environment of Coos County through education, field trips, and local restoration and conservation projects that enhance our community.

Summer 2014

Self-test your chick ID skills -- here are two photos of a chick rescued from the South Fork of the Coquille River near Powers. 

Unfortunately, attempts to feed it were not successful. (*See the bottom of page for ID.)

There are no organized CAAS activities from June through August, but birding goes on!

September 5-7 - 28th Annual Oregon Shorebird Festival: The annual three-day birding event is headquartered at Oregon Institute of Marine Biology in Charleston. For all the details visit the U.S. Fish and Wildlife website.

September 6-7 - Raptor Handling Seminar: The Turtle Ridge Wildlife Center hosts a two-day training seminar tailored to handlers of live birds for public education. You will receive expert training in safe handling techniques and learn about captive bird behavior changes--either hands-on with wild birds or by observing only. For more information and registration details, see the Turtle Ridge website.

First Saturday of every month:
The South Slough Reserve leads birding outings either in the Charleston area or at the reserve. Check their website for details.

Kalmiopsis Audubon Society has a full schedule of birding trips through October. They meet in Brookings and Gold Beach for trips in that area. See their website for the calendar and details.

*Spotted Sandpiper

Website last updated June 2014; inquiries: