Easily accessible from the coast highway, Highway 101
, some four miles west of Astoria
At Fort Stevens State Park, a bunker sign marks the route to parking lot D and what appears to be a concrete gun emplacement. In reality, it is a cleaverly disguised bird blind, a grass topped bunker. Though the interior is spartan, a photographic pisplay on the back wall identifies more then 50 bird species native to the area. Vertical openings to the south overlook the sanctuary.
Coffenbury Lake is another good location. There is a parking lot at the north end of the lake, from which a trail leads around the lake, a hike of about two miles. The habitats on the two sides of the lake are quite different. During spring, this hike is a must.
Other Birding on the Oregon Coast nearby:
(Warrenton) Fort Stevens Bird Watching
(Seaside) Necanicum Estuary Park
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11/22 Coming to The Warrenton area
Water Music Festival Seaview WA April1 The Water Music Festival is an all-volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to bringing quality chamber music to the Lower Columbia River Region.
Astoria-Warrenton Crab and Seafood Festival Warrenton OR April26 Crab and seafood as well as entertainment. Listen to the Astoria HS Jazz Band on Sunday.
Seattle Japanese Cultural Festival Seattle WA April26-28 The festival features Japanese exhibits, performances, and demonstrations. Held at the Seattle Center in the Fisher Pavilion. The annual festival began in 1976 with a gift of 1,000 cherry trees to the city of Seattle from the Japanese government to celebrate the U.S. Bicentennial.
Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival Hoquiam WA April26-28 Witness the migrating shorebirds at Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge and other birding hotspots in Grays Harbor County.
Northwest Folklife Festival Seattle WA May24-27 Music and dance performances, visual arts, folklore exhibits, hands-on children's activities, workshops, crafts, food, demonstrations, and more!