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Yaquina Bay State Park

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Yaquina Bay Road

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OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center Nature Trail

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Perpetua Bank/Pelagic Site - 35 Miles Offshore, - Boat Trip

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South Jetty Yaquina Bay

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Mike Miller Educational Trail

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Toledo Public Boat Launch

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Depot Slough Interpretive Trail

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Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area

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Oregon Coast Aquarium

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Sally's Bend

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Yaquina Bay (Idaho Point)

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Port of Newport/Public Fishing Pier

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Northwest 68th Street Scoter Spot

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Seasons

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Location

Take Hwy 101 south out of Newport. Travel 2.6 miles south of the Newport Bridge and turn right (west) onto South Beach Park Road. Drive straight west a short distance to the parking area and access the beach. Walk north to the South Jetty of Yaquina Bay.

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Habitat and Birds

In May, this is often the best shorebirding location in the area. It’s a fair shorebird spot in spring and fall. Snowy Plovers (Dec-Mar) are often found here along with mixed peep flocks that can include Least Sandpipers, Western Sandpipers, Semipalmated Sandpipers, Sanderlings and Dunlin. Also look for Whimbrel, Short-eared Owl and a good variety of gulls. Alcids are often seen offshore. Check the wooded areas for migrant and wintering passerines and expect Wrentits. Sea watches here can produce sea ducks, loons, grebes and the occasional shearwater. Rarities include Snowy Owl, Mountain Plover, and Pacific Golden-plover.

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