Join Naturalist-Led Bird Walks on the Dunes Weekends in August

Contact(s): Dale Dombrowski

pair of snowy plover on beach

Reedsport, OR – Members of the public are invited to participate in upcoming naturalist-led bird walks on the beach. Dale Dombrowski, a volunteer with the Siuslaw National Forest and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, will lead these walks at Siltcoos Beach south of Florence.

Participants will meet in the Siltcoos Beach parking area at the listed time (below). The walk will cross over the dune to the beach and will last 90 minutes or longer. Dogs are not allowed and participants should bring binoculars, water, sunscreen, and clothing appropriate for the weather. Walks will be held: 

  • Sunday, August 14 – 8:30 a.m.        
  • Saturday, August 20 – 8:00 a.m.
  • Sunday, August 28 – 8:30 a.m.      

Each walk is limited to 12 people and participants must be age 12 or older to participate. Please RSVP to

Dale Dombrowski is a volunteer naturalist from New Mexico. He has taught numerous Audubon education programs and is a former National Park Service Interpretive and Natural Resources Ranger who worked on raptor monitoring and bird migration.

Birds that have been observed in the Siltcoos Beach area include bald eagles, osprey, great blue herons, whimbrel, semipalmated plover, American golden plover, snowy plover, Baird’s sandpiper, brown pelicans, and more.