Who: Friends of Haystack Rock
What: Nature Talks: Exploring Nature’s Treasures Together
When: 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 13th, 2023 (These are recurring lectures with different speakers and topics. They are held on the second Wednesday of every month from December to April.
Where: Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce, 207 N. Spruce Street
Why: Shawn Stevenson, US Fish & Wildlife “Pacific Northwest Seabirds and Projects on the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge”
Shawn Stephensen, Wildlife Biologist of the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge Complex (Complex), will provide a presentation on seabirds of the Pacific Northwest and ongoing projects related to seabirds on the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge. There are approximately 1.3 million breeding seabirds representing 15 species at 400 colonies in Oregon. Many of the seabird species are in decline and the Complex is conducting scientific studies to assess populations and contributing factors of the decline.
Friends of Haystack Rock is a nonprofit organization focused on keeping Haystack Rock healthy and thriving. Our mission is to promote the preservation and protection of the intertidal life and birds that inhabit the Marine Garden and Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge at Haystack Rock. We do this in cooperation with the Haystack Rock Awareness Program (HRAP) and other partnerships.
Nature Talks Series in 2024:
January 10th, 2024 Anna Bolm “Not All Who Wander Are Lost: Monitoring Plankton off the Oregon Coast”
February 14th, 2024 Katie Voelke & Angela Whitlock “Living Amongst the Green Giants: From anemones to old-growth trees, a celebration of life on the Oregon Coast”
March 13th, 2024 Roy Lowe “Shorebirds: Elegant Travelers on Long Distance Journeys”
April 10th, 2024 Chris Wold “Protecting Public Access to Oregon’s Shores”