Yaquina Birders & Naturalists

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Introduction and History

Yaquina Birders & Naturalists (YB&N) is a group interested in the natural history of Lincoln County. Our interests include observing and learning about animals, plants, and skywatching. Our focus has been on birdwatching because birds are easy to observe and there are many good field guides to help in identifying them. YB&N is not affiliated with any other organization.

Some of the history of Yaquina Birders & Naturalists is included in "History of 1968-1994 Lincoln County Bird Groups," starting on p. 354 in Background of the Birds of Lincoln County Project, and Recommendations for Others Planning Similar Projects by R. D. Bayer. 1995. Journal of Oregon Ornithology 4:353-394.


Activities and Projects

From September through June, we usually have a meeting on the 3rd Thursday of the month and a field trip in Lincoln County on the Saturday following the meeting. The meeting is at the Meeting Room of Central Lincoln PUD (2129 North Coast Highway [HWY 101]) in north Newport. The PUD is on the west side of the Highway between Whaler's Village and Atonement Lutheran Church. In December, we may not have a field trip, but urge members to participate in the Yaquina Bay Christmas Bird Count (which is independent of YB&N).

YB&N has emphasized not only observing birds and nature, but also the reporting and sharing of natural history observations. For example, YB&N activities have included:


Membership

From Article I in our Bylaws, any person interested in the recreational, educational, historical, or scientific aspects of natural history in Lincoln County, Oregon may become a YB&N member upon payment of dues. Dues are for the calendar year and are currently $10/individual or $15/"family." Dues are prorated if someone joins for only part of the current calendar year. In December 2006, we had 131 members.


Officers and Volunteers

Last updated: 3 September 2013


President--Range Bayer, 541-265-2965, range.bayer at gmail.com
Treasurer--Bob Olson, 541-265-2066, rolson230 at charter.net
Programs--Laimons Osis, 541-563-4646, Laimons at peak.org
Elections/Voting Director--Janet Lamberson, 541-444-2612
Publicity--Pat Dickey, 541-336-2355
Field Trip Coordinator--Dawn Harris, 541-867-4550 (work)
Refreshment Coordinator--Shirley Loeffel, 541-867-6231
Other Nature Notes Field Notes Editor--Kathy Merrifield, 541-753-2503, merrifik at science.oregonstate.edu
Sandpiper Distribution--Dawn Harris, 541-867-4550 (work)
Posters--Maureen Doherty, 541-764-8949
Bird Field Notes Editor--Range Bayer, 541-265-2965, range.bayer at gmail.com
Sandpiper Editor--Range Bayer, 541-265-2965, range.bayer at gmail.com

The Yaquina Bay Christmas Bird Count is not part of Yaquina Birders & Naturalists. Please contact Compiler Dawn Harris (541-961-1307, oregoncoastbirding at gmail.com) if you want to participate or for more details


See Constitution and Bylaws


Email the Webmaster: Range Bayer (range.bayer at gmail.com) or see Yaquina.info Page.

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