Lincoln City 15th Street Beach Access Rocks

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Location

In Lincoln City, NW 15th Street is off Hwy 101 near Devil’s Lake. From Hwy 101, turn west on NW 15th Street and travel 2 blocks. The road does a weird split here. If you are going to risk parking on the beach (see below), go straight. Otherwise, stay left on NW Harbor Ave. In a short distance, you will see parking. WARNING! there are two downsides to birding this location. One, of course, is the number of people on the beach and the rocks. I would recommend, that anyone wishing to check out the spot do so early in the day, to avoid this problem. Two, the parking. The street goes right down to the beach, and it is legal to drive down there. However, the final yards of the street are very steep and there is a significant drop between the end of the pavement and the sand of the beach. I would not advise anyone to drive down there unless they have confidence in their vehicle and their own driving skills. It is better to go around the corner to the south, where there is room on the east side of the street to park several cars. (Local Birder Darrell Faxon)

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Habitat and Birds

There is a rock reef here that can produce Rock Sandpiper, Black Turnstone, Surfbird, loafing shorebirds, Black Oystercatcher, and gulls. Look for Whimbrel and Sanderling on the beach.

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