Updates and Corrections

Chapter 33: Fort Stevens State Park

Work continues on the South Jetty of the Columbia. This may affect access to Parking Lot C at Fort Stevens. Parking Lot D is open, but you may not be able to walk the beach between Lots D and C.

Chapter 34: Seaside/Gearhart

Effective June 2022, the city of Seaside is allowing homeless encampments at Millponds Park (p. 128). Campers are supposed to leave the property by 8:00 AM each day, but birders should assess the situation before parking or walking on the property.

Chapter 36: Tillamook County

Effective January 1, 2021, Tillamook County implemented a $10.00 day-use fee at many of their parks. This includes, but is not limited to, Kilchis River Campground, Bayocean Spit, Barview Jetty, Memaloose Point Boat Launch, and Whalen Island County Campground (not sure how this might affect parking at the state property next to the campground).

p. 135 – The Bay City Sewage Ponds have been closed off to birders. So skip this site and head straight to Kilchis Point Reserve.

p. 136 – At the parking lot for the Tillamook Bay Wetlands Area, there is no longer an interpretive sign. There is a small sign that says, “parking area.” There is another parking area along Goodspeed Road just before the first turn.

Chapter 42: Bandon

As happens along the coast, the habitat at Bandon Marsh NWR has changed, and no longer attracts migrant shorebirds. It is sad when this happens, but habitats in other areas evolve to provide good staging areas for shorebirds. The best spots along the coast now are the area around New River (p. 156) and Parking Lot D at Fort Stevens (p. 124).