Northwest 68th Street Scoter Spot

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Seasons

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Location

From Newport, travel north along Hwy 101. Shortly after you leave Newport proper, you will see the sign for Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area and an Izzy’s Restaurant. Travel 0.8 mi past the Yaquina Head turnoff and you will find 68th street on your left (west or toward the ocean). Turn here and travel 0.5 miles to the end of this road and park in the small parking area there. CAUTION: Traffic on Hwy 101 is often heavy and making a left turn coming from Newport is hazardous.  It’ recommended that you note the location of the 68th St. turnoff as you drive by it and turn around at a safe location to the north.  Access traveling southbound is relatively safe.

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Habitat and Birds

Search the surf near here for all three scoters but especially for Black Scoter. A female King Eider spent some time here in January of 2014.

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