Tufted Puffin 2

April 28 Annual Puffin Party at Face Rock, 10 am to 1 pm

Presented by SEA each year, this fun and educational hands-on event affords the public a unique opportunity to learn from volunteers and experts about one of the most elusive coastal seabirds, the Tufted Puffin. Through the lens of a spotting scope, visitors can spy the elusive birds possibly nesting among the Oregon Islands. There is also plenty of opportunity to observe other varieties of seabirds, pinnipeds or perhaps even spot a whale! Learn about the species you see and how each integrates into the coastal environment. This is a wonder-fully fun educational experience for people of all ages especially children who receive special SEA Children Activity Packets. Hot chocolate and delicious cookies are always on hand to take off the Spring chill!

Coastal Wildlife Interpretive Programs

During SEA’s summer season, wildlife interpreters provide on-site education at Simpson Reef and Coquille Point or Face Rock on weekends. SEA wildlife interpreters are well informed about the area’s marine life, providing visitors with up close viewing of our fascinating wildlife through spotting scopes they have set up. They can also share information about the natural history of the region and a wide range of interesting places along the southern Oregon coast. Please go to our Visitor Information page for dates and times our viewing stations are open.Fuji EXR 178Inter-tidal walks and presentations to school and civic groups are also offered with advance notice and by request. Over 22,000 visitor contacts each year keep our interpreters busy. Please contact our Wildlife Interpreter Coordinator or our office for additional information to help you make your visit to the Southern Oregon Coast a truly unique experience.