Back to the Sand!

Around the world, it has been a tough one and a half years for everyone due to the COVID pandemic. Our local community has faced its own unique challenges and even SEA struggled with the lack of hands-on interpretation, especially during the spring/summer seasons of 2020 and 2021. We missed sharing our spotting scopes withContinue reading “Back to the Sand!”

Tufted Puffins on Face Rock, Bandon, July 22, 2021

Photos taken 9:41am to 9:46am, July 22, 2021, from the beach north of Cathedral Rock, which is in the Face Rock complex, part of the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge System. Diane Bilderback, an intrepid follower of local puffins, photographed six Tufted Puffins on the lower burrows of Face Rock. The puffins are experiencing aContinue reading “Tufted Puffins on Face Rock, Bandon, July 22, 2021”

Drone Use Pressures Nesting Seabirds on the Oregon Coast

For the full story on drones and their impact on local nesting seabirds, click this link: https://usfwspacificnw.medium.com/drone-use-putting-pressure-on-nesting-seabirds-on-oregon-coast-b77241ca73ec At left, an unmanned aircraft system, also known as a drone, approaches Face Rock on the Oregon coast. Photo by Diane Bilderback.