1/2 mile round-trip walk to beach through mature forest is on a paved walkway with slight incline. First birding site involves thorough exploration of small local site, on our feet moving slowly for ~ 1 hour.
Breakfast is served in our private dining room at 7:45.
Early morning birding option at 7:00 when we walk the conference center grounds which offer great opportunities for forest birds as well as coastal fly-overs. After breakfast you have time to get your things together and we board the bus at ~ 9am and head out on our first field trip. We will be looking for birds, learning how to identify them and learning about their natural history with impromptu mini-lectures in the field a regular part of each day.
After breakfast you will prepare a sack lunch from the delicious spread of options provided by our lodge hosts. We will have lunch at a scenic and peaceful spot with picnic tables and restrooms nearby.
Our afternoon destination(s) continue our exploration of the varied habitats of the Oregon Coast. We may find time to fit in a stop for coffee or ice cream at a local cafe if the mood of the group dictates
Dinner is served at 5:30pm in our private dining room. Meals are served family style and you have the opportunity to sit with different members of our group each evening. Dinners typically include a salad, hot vegetable, main dish of chicken, beef or fish (vegetarian options available upon request), water, coffee, tea, milk and dessert.
After dinner we gather in our comfortable meeting room in Pacific Woods Lodge at 7pm for a review of the days sightings and an illustrated lecture on bird ID and bird behavior. This room is always available to us and has coffee and hot water for tea available. It is spacious and well-lit with lovely views of the forest outside. Comfortable chairs and reading lamps for lounging when you find the time. The subject of the evening lecture may vary so as to highlight and better understand some of the more notable observations of the day. Most lectures will include information on bird identification related to species seen that day or ones we expect to see the next day. Questions are always welcome to help guide the lecture into areas of interest.