Join Cape Falcon Marine Reserve For Seabird Science Hike

Seabird Science Hike
Oswald West State Park
Friday, August 3rd 
10 am – 12 pm

Please register for this free event ahead of time by clicking here

Oswald West State Park is the gateway to the Cape Falcon Marine Reserve. Together these areas create a corridor of conservation stretching from the land out ~3 miles into the sea. Along this dynamic coastal edge, a story emerges shedding light on the interconnection between terrestrial and marine ecosystems. This stretch of coastline is brimming with energy and life. Nesting seabirds, wind swept landscapes, migrating whales, gliding pelicans, and ancient forests are all part of the story of this magical place. Join us August 3 as we investigate this area focusing on the recent community effort to monitor nesting seabirds within Oregon’s Marine Reserves.
This family friendly event is co-hosted by the Friends of Cape Marine Reserve and the Audubon Society of Portland. Enjoy an easy ~2 mile hike down to Devil’s Cauldron, Audubon’s seabird monitoring site, to view the remaining nesting cormorants. The hike will continue on through a costal meadow and various forest environments before heading back to our starting location.
This event is part of the Explore Nature series of hikes, walks, paddles and outdoor adventures. Explore Nature events are hosted by a consortium of volunteer community and non-profit organizations, and are meaningful nature-based experiences highlight the unique beauty of Tillamook County and the work being done to preserve and conserve the area’s natural resources and natural resource-based economy. Learn more at
Questions? Contact or call 541-231-8041.
Cost: FREE! Tax-deductible donations to the Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve are encouraged but not required.
Description: This hike is an easy ~2 mile round trip journey within Oswald West State Park. The first 100 feet of the trail descends down a steep, graveled trail. The rest of the trail is flat. Devil’s Cauldron offers stunning views of the ocean from a the cliffs edge. The main part of the trail has a fence keeping guest from the edge. Nearby portions of the trail (not included in this hike) are not fenced.