Lincoln County (Oregon) Natural History Information

by Yaquina Birders & Naturalists. Last Update: 9 September 2013

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Table of Contents for Lincoln County Natural History Information

Physical Environment

Human Interactions with Plants and Wildlife

Fossils of Plants and Animals

Plants

Invertebrates (animals without backbones)

Vertebrates (animals with backbones)

Miscellaneous Natural History Links
Lincoln County Natural History Bibliography Available Online
Other Links Related to Oregon Coast Natural History in bird.htm
Acknowledgments


Lincoln County Climate, Weather Forecasts, and Current Weather Conditions

Last Update: 9 September 2013

"Lincoln County Climate" by Oregon Climate Service.

NOAA Weather Radio for Emergencies. (Getting a radio that can pick up local NOAA Weather Radio stations is the best way to learn about emergencies--Lincoln County radio stations may not be helpful. See links along left column for information about NOAA Weather Radio, which "... broadcasts warnings and post-event information for all types of hazards -weather (such as tornadoes, hurricanes, and floods), natural (such as earthquakes, forest fires, and volcanic activity), technological (such as chemical releases, oil spills, nuclear power plant emergencies, etc.), and national emergencies.") See NWR Receiver Consumer Information for information about buying a NOAA Weather Radio.

Weather Forecasts

Other Newport Current Weather Links Current Onshore Weather Elsewhere Nearshore and Offshore Current Forecast and Weather

Solar Radiation Measurements in Lincoln County

Other Weather Records for Lincoln County

Weather is also recorded at many other places in Lincoln County, but their weather data may not be widely available. For example, the Newport Fire Department used to take weather measurements several times per day. Sheridan Jones has also kept weather records at Otis. Others may also record weather.

Other Weather Links for Oregon


Tsunamis and Earthquakes

Last Update: 9 September 2013

Tsunamis

Earthquakes


Agate Hunting, Beach Stumps, and Geology

Last Update: 9 September 2013

Agate Hunting and Beach Stumps

Geology


Camera, Satellite, or Radar Images

Last Update: 9 September 2013

Yaquina Bay

Agate Beach/Yaquina Head

Lincoln City

Satellite or Radar Images that Include Lincoln County


Road Conditions

Last Update: 9 September 2013

TripCheck: Road Cams, Road & Weather by Oregon Dept. of Transportation (ODOT).


Tide Predictions & Measurements

Last Update: 9 September 2013


River and Bar Conditions

Last Update: 9 September 2013

River flow data are only available for the Siletz and Alsea Rivers.

Siletz River

Alsea River

Yaquina Bay Bar Conditions, call 541-265-5511 (U.S. Coast Guard).


Water Quality

Last Update: 9 September 2013

Surfrider: Newport Chapter partners with local agencies to promote clean water 8 September 2008.


Maps of Lincoln County

Last Update: 9 September 2013

Go to Lincoln County (Oregon) Bird Information or
see the Lincoln Co. Natural History Information Table of Contents

Skywatching/Astronomy

Last Update: 9 September 2013

Lincoln County

Elsewhere

Green Flash and Green Rim

Note that there is confusion about the "green flash." Some term green flash only as the flash of green light just after the sun sets below the horizon. Others use "green flash" (or "green rim") for the light that is pinched off from the top of the sun as it nears setting. The "green flash" after the sun has just set is rarer. Below are some links and some additional terminology for these phenomena and pictures of the sun at sunset.

Other Skywatching Phenomena During Daylight Satellite Passes Comets & Meteors Other Skywatching Links

Wildlife Viewing Ethics and Etiquette--Respect Wildlife & Other People


Lincoln County Wildlife Rehabilitation

Last Update: 9 September 2013

Also see Living With Wildlife & Dealing with Conflicts with Wildlife.

Beached Marine Mammals in Lincoln County

Birds in Lincoln County. If you find an injured or sick bird, try one of the following:

If those options do not work, your other options:

Please note that an animal may try to defend itself and injure you, if you are not careful. Safety first! You are responsible for your own safety!

For information about sick or injured wildlife, see:

Go to Lincoln County (Oregon) Bird Information or
see the Lincoln Co. Natural History Information Table of Contents

Living With Wildlife & Dealing with Conflicts with Wildlife

Last Update: 9 September 2013

Go to Lincoln County (Oregon) Bird Information or
see the Lincoln Co. Natural History Information Table of Contents

Naturescaping for Wildlife

Last Update: 28 September 2009

Go to Lincoln County (Oregon) Bird Information or
see the Lincoln Co. Natural History Information Table of Contents

Animal Tracks and Tracking

Last Update: 20 May 2007

Go to Lincoln County (Oregon) Bird Information or
see the Lincoln Co. Natural History Information Table of Contents

Members of Yaquina Birders & Naturalists Interest in Natural History as Kids

In the November 2002 Sandpiper (the newsletter of Yaquina Birders & Naturalists), Pat Wright notes that as a child, he had jars of insects, bones, and frogs, along with bird wings and mole skins. His mother sometimes hesitated to come into his room. Kathy Merrifield tried things like this only a few times until it became evident that her efforts were morphing from zoological studies into a sociological study on her mother, which Kathy did not want to continue. Which reminds Kathy of a friend of similar interests with many stories, the best of which was about a bear skull she was saving in the freezer which her mother thawed out when she needed a rump roast....


Fossils of Plants and Animals

Last Update: 24 August 2009

Plants

Marine and Estuarine Plants

Last Update: 28 July 2007

Lincoln County

Elsewhere along Pacific Coast

Freshwater and Terrestrial Plants

Last Update: 4 August 2007

Lincoln County

Elsewhere in Oregon

Invertebrates

Marine and Estuarine Invertebrates

Last Update: 28 September 2009

Lincoln County Marine and Estuarine Invertebrates


Freshwater and Terrestrial Invertebrates

Online Insect Identification Guides

Last Update: 11 August 2007

Butterflies, Moths, & Skippers: Lepidoptera

Last Update: 28 July 2007

Lincoln County

Butterflies, Moths, & Skippers Elsewhere along the Oregon Coast


Dragonflies & Damselflies

Last Update: 9 September 2013

Lincoln County

Dragonflies & Damselflies Elsewhere in Oregon, Washington, and California


Flying Ants or Termites

Last Update: 28 July 2007

Lincoln County


Ladybugs/Ladybird Beetles

Last Update: 28 July 2007

Lincoln County

Elsewhere:


Praying Mantis

Last Update: 28 July 2007

Lincoln County and Oregon

Elsewhere: Yahoo! Search: Praying Mantis.


Other Freshwater and Land Invertebrates, Including Parasites

Last Update: 4 August 2007

Lincoln County

Other Freshwater and Land Invertebrates, Including Parasites Elsewhere


Vertebrates

Fishes

Last Update: 4 August 2007

Fishes Specifically in Lincoln County

Fishes: Sites that Include Western Oregon


Reptiles and Amphibians

Last Update: 4 August 2007

Lincoln County


Birds of Lincoln County

See Lincoln County (Oregon) Bird Information


Marine and Estuarine Mammals

Last Update: 24 August 2009

Lincoln County

Marine and Estuarine Mammals Elsewhere


Freshwater and Terrestrial Mammals

Last Update: 5 August 2007

Lincoln County Natural History Bibliography Available Online

Last Update: 24 August 2009

Yaquina Bay Bibliography by Janet Webster and Heather Hiveley of Guin Library at Oregon State University Hatfield Marine Science Center.


Other Links Related to Oregon Coast Natural History

See bird.htm#links


Acknowledgments

Last Update: 5 August 2007

A Very Special Thanks to Lucy Biggs of Eugene, who hosted a web site through her Internet Service Provider with Lincoln County bird notes from March 1995 through October 2001! Lucy has been an inspiration!

I am also grateful to Terry Morse (http://home.teleport.com/~tmorse/index.html) and Mike Patterson (http://home.pacifier.com/~mpatters); their web sites provided some of the links. I appreciate Terry Morse for his providing additional information about animal tracks and his work with Lincoln County insects, especially dragonflies and damselflies.

I am also grateful to Kathy Merrifield, who has also been an inspiration for all her bird and nonbird observations and her work as the field notes editor for the Sandpiper!


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