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									      ThE 9Th ANNuAL PACiFiC CiTy

 Birding & Blues
         Festival
                                            April 13-15,
                                               2012



     For more info, visit:
www.birdingandblues.com

                             Kiawanda Community Center
                               Pacific City, Oregon
                    Nature Seminars • Guided Field Trips
                             Live Birds of Prey • Kayak Tours
                                 Two Evenings of Blues
                                        PACIFIC CITY BIRDING & BLUES FESTIVAL • APRIL 13-15, 2012

                                  2012 Pacific City Birding & Blues
                                         Event Registration
   • Pre-registration forms MUST BE received by April 6. Mail to: Birding and Blues Festival, P.O. Box 1078, Pacific City, OR 97135 or fax to 503-965-7002.
   Checks, Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express are accepted. No cancellations allowed after April 6. You may also call (503) 965-6247 or download
   the pre-registration form from www.birdingandblues.com.
   • After April 6, registration forms will be processed on the day of the event, Friday, April 13. Participants can also register at the festival, starting Friday, April
   13, 1 p.m. Registration is at Kiawanda Community Center, 34600 Cape Kiwanda Drive, Pacific City.
   • No tickets will be mailed. Pick up tickets along with your packet at the registration desk. Participants grant full permission to use any names, photographs
   and recordings made by the Pacific City Birding and Blues Festival and the Pacific City-Nestucca Valley Chamber of Commerce for all future advertising and
   marketing purposes.


         Name ___________________________________________Address __________________________________________________________


         City ______________________________ State_____Zip __________ Email __________________________ Phone __________________


         Name on Card ___________________________________________________Card No. _________________________________________


         Credit Card Authorizing Signature _________________________________________Exp. Date______________ Verification No._________


   Festival Field Trips, Seminars & Nightly Entertainment
  o Festival Pass PLUS* (Family $70, Adult $35, Student $15)                                                                                    Number of Passes:
  Passes are good for all regular festival events including all seminars, most field trips, Friday night movie and Saturday Night concerts.     ______ Family ______Adult ______ Students

  o Festival Pass* (Family $50, Adult $25, Student $10)                                                                                         Number of Passes:
  Passes are good for all regular festival events including all seminars, and most field trips.                                                 ______ Family ______Adult ______ Students

  * Family is defined as two adults and their immediate children under 18. For those without passes,
                                                                                                                                                Total No. of Passes: ______
   admission at the door to individual seminars is $5, all ages.


  See www.birdingandblues.com for schedule of events.                                                                                                            Subtotal Enclosed: ___________

  Add-on Excursions
  o Three Capes Scenic Tour ($40)                                                                                                               Number of Tickets:
  FRIDAY, APRIL 13. Space is limited. Registration by April 6 is mandatory.                                                                     ______ 8am-3pm _____Optional box lunch, $10


  o Little Nestucca River Kayak Tours ($35)                                                                                                    Number of Tickets:
  SATURDAY, APRIL 14 & SUNDAY, APRIL 15. Minimum number required,                                                                              ______ 4/14, 2-4pm ___4/15, 8-10am
  so please pre-register. If either trip will work for you, please indicate first and second choice.
  $3 parking fee at launch site.
                                                                                                                                                                 Subtotal Enclosed: ___________

   In the Field                                                                                                       Nightly Entertainment
  Space is limited and is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Please indicate field trips you wish
  to participate in when pre-registering. Field trips and times are subject to change. All trips meet at
  Kiawanda Community Center unless otherwise noted.
                                                                                                                      o Friday Night Movie: “The Big Year”
 SATURDAY, APRIL 14
                                                                                                                        ($3) ____Individual Tickets / ($8) ____ Family
 o 7:40-10:10am             Clay Myers State Natural Area at Whalen Island                     ______ No. Attending   Showing starts at 7 p.m. Starring Jack Black, Steve Martin, Owen
 o 7:50-10:20am             Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge                              ______ No. Attending   Wilson. Follow the adventures of two bird enthusiasts as they try
 o 8-10:30am                Neskowin Bird Walk (Meets at Neskowin Wayside)                     ______ No. Attending   to defeat the cocky, cutthroat world record holder in a year-long,
 o 8-10:30am                Camp Winema                                                        ______ No. Attending   bird-spotting competition. Rated PG.
 o 10am-12pm                Beginning Birding (must also attend indoor presentation)           ______ No. Attending
 o 11:15am-1:15pm
 o 1-3:30pm
                            Forest Discovery Walk
                            Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge
                                                                                               ______ No. Attending
                                                                                               ______ No. Attending
                                                                                                                      o Saturday Night Concerts
 o 1-3:30pm                 White-Cheeked Goose Trip                                           ______ No. Attending       Admission ($10) ____Individual Tickets
 o 1:45-3:15pm              Cape Kiwanda Marine Garden Exploration (Family Focused)            ______ No. Attending
                                                                                                                      Sandy Saunders Band, 8-9 p.m., Kiawanda Community Center
 o 3-5pm                    Wetlands Restoration Walk                                          ______ No. Attending
                                                                                                                      The Strange Tones, 9:30-11 p.m., Kiawanda Community Center
 SUNDAY, APRIL 15
                                                                                                                               “Nightly Entertainment” Sub-Total $ ________
 o 8-10am                   Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge                              ______ No. Attending
 o 8-10am                   Clay Myers State Natural Area at Whalen Island                     ______ No. Attending
 o 8-10am
 o 8:10-10:10am
                            Neskowin Bird Walk (Meets at Neskowin Wayside)
                            Photography Hike to Nestucca Bay NWR
                                                                                               ______ No. Attending
                                                                                               ______ No. Attending
                                                                                                                                              Total Enclosed $ ______
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                                              PACIFIC CITY BIRDING & BLUES FESTIVAL • APRIL 13-15, 2012


      Through the Lens                                                                                                                                             An Epic Journey
                                                                                                                                                                   Follow the triumphs and trials
      A coast-to-coast tour by photographer Terry Steele                                                                                                           of the North Pacific Albatross
            You don’t have
      to consume it to                                                                                                                                                   Their domain is like no other. North
      celebrate it — that’s                                                                                                                                        Pacific albatrosses travel from remote islands
      photographer Terry                                                                                                                                           to the open sea. But it’s a journey fraught
      Steele’s simple and                                                                                                                                          with risks — risks that fisheries biologist Troy
      respectful take on                                                                                                                                           Guy, of Washington Sea Grant, is working to
      birding and the                                                                                                                                              alleviate.
      wondrous nature that                                                                                                                                               Learn about the challenges facing this
      surrounds it.                                                                                                                                                unique seabird during “Wind, Waves and
            Steele will                                                                                                                                            Hooks: Biology and Conservation of the North
      be taking avian                                                                                                                                              Pacific Albatrosses,” Sunday, April 15, 10:15-
      enthusiasts on a                                                                                                                                             11:30 a.m. at Kiawanda Community Center.
      journey from the                                                                                                                                                   “They’re icons of the ocean wilderness,”
      Oregon Coast to the                                                                                                                                          says Guy. “They’re masters of sailing on the
      Gulf Coast during                                                                                                                                            wind currents at a huge scale. I like to wonder
      “Birding – A Portal to                                                                                                                                       where they go and what they’ve seen every
      Nature,” Pacific City                                                                                                                                        time I see one of them.”
      Birding and Blues                                                                                                                                                  Nesting on low-lying atolls and active
                                    FEATURED PRESENTER                                                                                                             volcanic islands, albatrosses face threats from
      featured presentation,
                                    Terry Steele’s striking bird                                                                                                   eruptions, tsunamis, storms, marine debris,
      on Saturday, April 14.
                                    images will punctuate the                                                                                                      and pollution. Albatrosses travel thousands
            “I like to teach
                                    photographer’s passionate                                                                                                      of miles from their nesting islands to forage
      about and help build
                                    approach to appreciating                                                                                                       and provision their young. They often overlap
      people’s enthusiasm
                                    nature during a Saturday,                                                                                                      and interact with some of the world’s most
      for wild places and wild
                                    April 14 presentation at                                                                                                       productive commercial fisheries by feeding
      things,” says Steele. “I
                                    the Pacific City Birding and                                                                                                   on offal discards and bait. Without seabird
      believe the more we
                                    Blues Festival.                                                                                                                bycatch mitigation, many albatrosses can
      know about things of
      nature, the kinder we                                                                                                                                        become entangled in fishing gear and drown
      will be and the longer                                                                                                                                       – attracting global attention in some fisheries.
      these things will last for humanity to enjoy.                                                                                                                With some assistance, North Pacific albatross
      They need to be cared for and respected.”                                                                                                                    populations continue to persist, and in some
            The 1:30 p.m. presentation will feature                                                                                                                cases expand, despite these many threats.
      striking scenes featuring everything from the                                                                                                                      Guy’s talk will also include a discussion
      black turnstone to plovers and albatrosses.                                                                                                                  on the threats from climate change that
      Other highlights will include close-up views                                                                                                                 albatrosses face and how some projected
      captured from his photo blind of warblers,               Terry Steele’s focus on nature began                                                                ocean current changes may hamper their
      flycatchers, and towhees. While he shows            in the wild beauty of his eastern Oregon                                                                 existence.
      dozens of bird species in a truly artful way,       surroundings. Bird watching launched                                                                           Troy Guy works to develop and test
      this presentation includes many remarkable          him into the world of photography — and                                                                  seabird avoidance techniques for commercial
      creatures from nature that birders walk by          for 20 years he has shared his contagious                                                                fisheries as part of a collaborative research
      but seldom see. He’ll also share his enjoyable      enthusiasm and passion to know intimately                                                                effort between Washington Sea Grant and the
      stories of fascinating encounters in nature —       the creatures of nature. His loyal followers                                                             fishing industry. This research tests methods to
      all experienced while in pursuit of exceptional     from birding groups and among outdoor                                                                    reduce incidental mortality of seabirds in the
      bird images.                                        enthusiasts throughout Oregon testify to his                                                             U.S. groundfish fleet and in the Japanese tuna
            “If you choose to be a bird watcher,          unique gift in telling a good story through                                                              longline fisheries. Troy researched the food
      there’s no end to the learning involved,” he        broadly acclaimed artful photography. His                                                                web interactions between seabirds and fishes
      says. “You can watch birds in your back yard        presentation contains breath-taking images,                                                              with NOAA Fisheries’ Northwest Fisheries
      or become deeply emerged in ornithology.            adventures taken from the field, and a folksy,                                                           Science Center prior to joining Sea Grant in
      Anywhere in the world there are birds. It’s a       humorous, entertaining style that pleases his                                                            2008. Troy received Bachelor’s and Master’s
      really good draw for someone who doesn’t            audiences year after year. He and his wife, Kay,                                                         of Science degrees in Fisheries Science from
      want to end their learning time with high           make their home above the North Fork of the                                                              Oregon State University. Troy lives with his
      school or college.”                                 John Day River in northeastern Oregon.                                                                   wife, son, and six chickens in Seattle.

                                                                                                  Sponsored by Pacific City Sun                                              Sponsored by Pacific City Arts Association



                                                                 Birding & Blues Festival Founding Members
Anchorage Motel • Beach Dog Supply • Vern and Sharon Johnson • Beppu Gallery • Betwixt and Betweeen • Central Oregon Coast Real Estate Guide • Coastway Construction • Dale Gibson • Delicate Palate Bistro • Desy’s Sweet Shop & Doll Gallery
  • Diana Johnson Voila Gallery • Eagle’s View Bed & Breakfast • EOG Enterprises, LLC • Gary Lesniak and Sherry Casper • GH Construction • Gilliam Smith, Tillamook • Grateful Bread Bakery & Restaurant • Haystack Fishing Club • Headlight-
 Herald • Hudson House Bed & Breakfast • Inn at Cape Kiwanda • Johnson & Company • Manna Music • Mary J. Jones • Migrations Espresso, Books & Nature • Nestucca Ridge Development Inc. • Nestucca Valley Recycling, Hebo • News Register,
   McMinnville • Oregon Lithoprint Inc., McMinnville • Pacific City Inn • Pacific City Mini Storage • Pacific City Shell & Grocery • Pacific City Tidewater • Pacific Seawatch • Paul & Linda Jinneman, Leavenworth, WA • Paul & Sandy Carbaugh,
  Cloverdale • Pea Sea Deli-Store • Pete Anderson Realty • Port Storage, Cloverdale • Renditions Fine Art • Rick and Holly Nelson • Riverview Lodge Motel RV Park & Marina • Robert Rodakowski, Rockaway • Roger K./Glenys Rada, Neskowin •
Sandpiper Realty • Scott Culp & Linda Meinig • Sea View Vacation Rentals • Shirley’s Smile Shoppe • Sportsman’s Pub-n-Grub • The Rental Center, Tillamook • The Riverhouse Restaurant • Terimore Lodging By The Sea • Tillamook Bay Community
                       College • Tillamook People’s Utililty District • TLC Federal Credit Union, Tillamook • Village Coffee Shoppe • Village Merchants • Whiskey Creeek Cafe, Netarts • Yamhill County RE Guide, McMinnville


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                           PACIFIC CITY BIRDING & BLUES FESTIVAL • APRIL 13-15, 2012


                                                 A Gathering of Geese
                                                 Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge is a premiere
                                                 location for wintering Dusky Canada geese
                                                       What sets dusky                                                        decline was precipitated by
                                                 Canada geese apart from                                                      the 1964 Alaska earthquake,
                                                 its brethren? What caused                                                    which caused their
                                                 their population drop?                                                       breeding territory to rise in

An Ideal Habitat
                                                 Learn about the dusky’s                                                      elevation — transforming
                                                 special attributes as well                                                   what was once a wetland
                                                 as the role of protective                                                    into an upland. The higher
Secrets of constructing a bird-                  habitats like Nestucca Bay                                                   elevation brought in
                                                 National Wildlife Refuge                                                     predator like bears and
friendly home in your backyard                   during “The Life History,                                                    foxes, which raided the
                                                 Habitat Selection and                                                        bird’s nests.
      Want to put out the welcome mat to
                                                 Characteristics of the                                                             Identification tips will
birds of your area? There’s no better place
                                                 Dusky Canada Goose,”                                                         be a central piece of the
than your own garden.
                                                 Saturday, April 14 at                                                        seminar — advice that will
      Retired Oregon State University
                                                 Kiawanda Community                                                           be put to good use during
horticulture professor Bill Proebsting
                                                 Center.                                                                      a subsequent field trip to
will share the secrets behind growing an
                                                       Presented by U.S.                                                      Nestucca Bay National
environment that will serve as an ideal
                                                 Fish & Wildlife Service                                                      Wildlife Refuge during
playground for native bird species during
                                                 instruction services                                                         which attendees can put
a Saturday, April 14 talk at the Pacific City
                                                 specialist Eric Anderson,                                                    their newfound knowledge
Birding and Blues Festival.
                                                 the 11:15 slide show presentation will address         to the test. The trip is tentative as April marks
      During “If There Are Warblers,
                                                 how the dusky Canada goose diverged from               the end of the wintering season for the geese.
There Is Hope,” a 10 a.m. presentation at
                                                 other geese populations, outline ways to                    Eric Anderson has worked in resource
Kiawanda Community Center, Proebsting
                                                 identify the subspecies, and more.                     management at Malheur National Wildlife
will share his three keys — structural
                                                       The survival of dusky Canada geese,              Refuge and the U.S. Biological Survey in Fort
diversity, biological diversity and using
                                                 which winter along the Columbia River, the             Collins, Colo. and is currently managing the
native plants. His principals are infinitely
                                                 Willamette Valley, and in isolated pockets along       public use program at the USFWS Ridgefield
adaptable to any garden size — from
                                                 the Oregon Coast, and breed in Alaska’s Copper         Complex of Southwest Washington.
postage stamp size lots to acreage.
                                                 River Delta, has been a concern since the
      To create structural diversity,
                                                 1960s. It is widely believed that the population              Sponsored by Cottages at Cape Kiwanda
Proebsting suggests adding trees and
shrubs of varying heights to your lawn.
Part two of his recipe — biological diversity
— calls for adding as many different plants      Movie Presentation: ‘The Big Year’
as you can.
      “We’re trying to create a food web,” he
                                                 Steve Martin, Jack Black, Owen Wilson star in
says. “The more plants, the more insects,        comical take on year-long birding competition
and thus the more birds you can (attract).”
                                                       For a humorous take on the world of birding be sure to catch
      The holy grail of attracting birds to
                                                 the Pacific City Birding and Blues Festival’s showing of “The Big
your garden revolves around using native
                                                 Year,” a comical look at a group of bird enthusiasts who are vying
plants.
                                                 for top honors in a year-long bird-spotting competition. Based on
      “Native plants are the biggest bang for
                                                 “The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature and Fowl Obsession,” by
your buck,” said Proebsting. “Natives are
                                                 Mark Obmascik, the 2011 movie stars Steve Martin, Jack Black and
more familiar and have more of the things
                                                 Owen Wilson. Showing starts at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 13. Rated
birds need to make a living.”
                                                 PG.
      Bill Proebsting lives in Corvallis                           Sponsored by Oregon Coast Today
and retired from OSU’s Department of
Horticulture in 2008, where he taught
for 28 years. Besides gardening at home,
spending time birding in Oregon and
                                                                      Getting to the Festival
serving as field trip coordinator for                                 Pacific City is located in South Tillamook County,
Audubon Society of Corvallis, Bill and his                            between Lincoln City and Tillamook, on the Three
wife, Lena, enjoy traveling to see birds                              Capes Scenic Drive. Less than 2 hours from Portland
                                                                      and one hour from Salem, our beautiful beaches
and their habitat. They have particularly
                                                                      and scenic areas hide from the rest of the world. Visit
enjoyed birding in Latin America,
                                                                      PacificCity.com or call (503) 965-6247 for directions.
including Brazil, Mexico, Costa Rica and,
most recently, Ecuador.
                                                                      The Birding & Blues Festival is presented by the Pacific City-Nestucca
 Sponsored by Shorepine Vacation Rentals
                                                                       Valley Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

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                          THE SOUNDS OF THE 2012 PACIFIC CITY BIRDING & BLUES FESTIVAL




                                                                                                            THE SANDY SAUNDERS BAND will play the
                                                                                                            2012 Birding & Blues Festival on April 14.

                                                                                                             A Hard-Driving Mix
                                                                                                             Country roots, power of blues
                                                                                                             defines Sandy Saunders Band
                                                                                                                    It will be a night of straight ahead blues
 THE STRANgE ToNES will bring their mix of blues, surf rock and rockabilly to the 2012                        when the Sandy Saunders Band takes the stage
 Birding and Blues Festival on Saturday, April 14.                                                            of the Birding and Blues Festival, Saturday, April
                                                                                                              14, starting at 8 p.m.

An Explosion of Sound                                                                                               As a child of the south, Saunders grew up
                                                                                                              listening to country and southern rock music.
                                                                                                              It was there she had opportunities to meet
‘Crime-a-billy’ to take music fans hostage                                                                    then-upcoming artists such as Vince Gill, Patty
                                                                                                              Loveless, Garth Brooks and others. So when
at 2012 Birding and Blues Festival                                                                            Sandy packed up to move to the Northwest with
                                                                                                              such memories in hand, she had no idea that
      They call a Portland volcano home, point      a set of mostly original tunes. With a full set of        she would be one to adapt such country styles to
to blues, surf rock, and rockabilly as their        playful dance moves, Julie says that if nothing           a rock-n-roll and blues format.
musical inspirations, but boast a sound that is     else they play their own tune. She adds that the                After departing from The Usual Suspects,
uniquely their own.                                 “Crime-a-Billy” theme has taken on a life of its          which she had joined in 2007, Sandy branched
      With a self-dubbed style they call “Crime-    own.                                                                            ,
                                                                                                              out to record an EP “A Taste of Sandy Saunders.”
a-Billy,” The Strange Tones will bring their               “A whole lore has developed (out of                The recording included such top-notch
energetic and choreographed stage presence          our music),” she said. “We actually live in a             Northwest artists as Bob Love, Chris Miller, and
to the Pacific City Birding and Blues Festival on   volcano. We’re fighting the man and doing                 Stevi Marie Spalding. The release introduced her
Saturday, April 14. The four-piece band will hit    things our own way. We consider crime-a-billy             audience to favorites such as “Shoot Myself,”
the stage at Kiawanda Community Center at           to be a way of life. It’s doing the right thing           “Honeydew,” and “White Sand & Margaritas.”
9:30 p.m.                                           and taking care of your fellow man. When                        Formed in 2008, the Sandy Saunders Band
      “We’re pretty visual. We like to put on a     something happens, it’s like ‘that’s very crime-          soon hit the big time — in the summer of 2010
show,” says lead vocalist and guitarist Julie       a-billy.’”                                                the band saw most of their time on the road
Strange.                                                   Equally at home on the summer blues                playing throughout the Northwest and sharing
      For nearly 10 years, the band has been        festival scene and in more intimate venues                the stage with greats such as Joan Jett and the
collecting awards left and right in the Portland    like the Birding and Blues Festival, the Strange          Blackhearts.
blues scene. The band has won numerous              Tones are all about energizing their fans.                      With a style all her own, Saunders excites
Cascade Blues Association awards including                 “You give us a stage and it will work,” says       audiences throughout the Northwest and
a Muddy Award for the best contemporary             Julie. “The main thing that comes to people’s             beyond.
act in 2011 and was nominated for the best          minds is it’s very fun and it’s contagious. People              “Don’t get me wrong, this is not country
live performance at the 2011 Portland Music         feel like they’re part of our show.”                      music,” says Saunders. “This is flat out Rock &
Awards.                                                    Admission to the Strange Tones Saturday            Blues — there just happens to be a southern girl
      From their James Bond-inspired                night concert, as well as to opening act Sandy            at the wheel.”
instrumentals to playful choreographed dance        Saunders, is $10.
moves, a Strange Tones concert is more than                    Sponsored by Headlight Herald                          Sponsored by Pelican Pub & Brewery




Warp-Drive Blues!                                                          Twist Hosts Blues Guitarist
Oar House hosts Purple Cats on April 13                                      Rob Richter will bring the blues to Twist Wine Co. on Friday and Saturday,
                                                                        April 13 & 14. The concert runs from 5-7 p.m.
     The Purple Cats, with Lozelle Jennings and featuring                    A Portland native, Richter began teaching himself guitar at the age of 12
Henry Cooper, will rock the Oar House Bar & Grill, on Friday,           when he purchased a Sears “Silvertone” guitar from a neighbor for $5 and the
April 13 from 8:30-11 p.m.                                              promise to mow his lawn for a month. (He still has the guitar.) Over the years
     Self-described as “warp-drive blues, blues played the right        Richter has become known as a versatile guitarist and songwriter known for
way, cajun swampytonk, and all kinda houseparty music,”                 his ability to perform a variety of styles from acoustic to electric to blues to folk
dancers are very welcome! There’s no cover charge, but you              to Celtic. There is no cover charge, but you must be 21 or over to attend. Twist
must be 21 & over to attend. Find the Oar House at 34495                Wine Bar is located at 6425 Pacific Ave., Pacific City (503-965-NUTS).
Brooten Road in Pacific City (503-965-0096).

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                                                                          2012 FESTIVAL PRESENTATIONS

                                                  FRIDAY, APRIL 13
                                                  BIRD ART CHIlDREN’S WoRkSHoP
                                                  3:45-4:45 p.m. Part of the Community Open House (No fee).Come join Mark and
                                                  Kim Cavatorta in an art activity that will uncover your natural tendency toward flight,
                                                  exercise your inner bird mind, and send you soaring with your feathered friends.
                                                  Come dressed to get messy. All materials provided. Limited to 12 students ages 8-18.
                                                  Mark Cavatorta teaches art at Nestucca Jr./Sr. High School, while his wife Kim serves as
                                                  the director of the Community Arts Project, which brings art education to kids via Slug
                                                  Soup, a summer enrichment program and the Art Literacy program, which presents
                                                  monthly art lessons to area elementary students. The class is limited to the first 12
                                                  students to sign up. Materials are provided. Register in advance at 503-965-0088.
                                                  Sponsored by Cape Kiwanda RV Resort.

                                                                         THE ANImAl AmBASSADoRS oF BADgER RUN
                                                                         5:15-6:15 p.m. This up close and personal encounter with a variety of live birds
                                                                         offers a chance to learn about the plight of injured winged wonders and what the
                                                                         public can do to make a difference. Presented by Liz Diver of Badger Run Wildlife

Raves for Raptors                                                        Rehab in Keno, Ore., the family-friendly event will offer photo opportunities with
                                                                         raptors and other birds following the show. Animal ambassadors expected to
                                                                         appear include a variety of owls, hawks and kestrels. Badger Run Wildlife Rehab is
                                                                         a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the care and treatment of injured and
Badger Run Wildlife Rehab hosts                                          orphaned wildlife. For wildlife unable to live free, yet able to live without pain or
two birds of prey presentations                                          suffering, the organization provides life-long care at its facility and uses some of
                                                                         these birds and animals as ambassadors to help educate the public.
      For a truly interactive birding
                                                  movIE PRESENTATIoN: ‘THE BIg YEAR’
experience without venturing out on the           7-9 p.m. Starring Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson, Anjelica Huston, Dianne
trails, be sure to catch one — or both — of       Wiest, Jim Parsons, Rashida Jones, JoBeth Williams, Brian Dennehy, Rosamund Pike and
Badger Run Wildlife Rehab’s presentations         Tim Blake Nelson, this comedy tells the story of a group of bird enthusiasts who are vying
featuring live birds of prey at the 2012          for top honors in a year-long bird-spotting competition. The 2011 movie is based on “The
Pacific City Birding and Blues Festival.          Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature and Fowl Obsession,” by Mark Obmascik. Rated PG.
      With Badger Run’s Liz Diver doing
the honors, the up-close-and-personal             SATURDAY, APRIL 14
encounters with the program’s animal
ambassadors starts with a free Friday, April
                                                                        BEgINNINg BIRDINg
                                                                        8:30-9:45 a.m. This beginning birding class taught by Laura Whittemore will
13 presentation that will focus on best                                 instruct attendees on how to spot the differences in birds through their unique
practices when passersby happen upon                                    field marks and behavior, as well as where and how to watch birds. Whittemore,
injured wildlife.                                                       who teaches classes in beginning birding and birding by ear through Audubon
      At the 5:15 p.m. family-friendly                                  Society of Portland, will also give a primer on popular identification guides. She
seminar, Diver will showcase birds of prey                              fell into birding some 20 years ago. By spending time with people who knew more
that are expected to include hawks, owls                                than she did, she went to new places, saw new birds and eventually began passing
and kestrels as she shares the trials and                               on her enthusiasm. Her favorite part of birding is that it can be done anytime
triumphs of a day in the life of an animal                              anywhere with just your eyes and ears. An opportunity to try out your new skills in
                                                                        the field follows the presentation. Sponsored by Village Merchants.
rehabilitator. You’ll also hear how you can
do your part. One example, she says, taking       gARDENINg FoR BIRDS
an uninjured baby bird that’s fallen out of its   10-11 a.m. Retired Oregon State University professor Bill Proebsting will detail
nest to a rehabilitator isn’t the best course     some of possibilities and practicalities of developing a productive garden for birds.
of action. The better idea is to either put it    During “Gardening for Birds: If There are Warblers, There is Hope,” Proebsting
back in its nest or — if it’s too high to reach   will share his keys, which revolve around creating a bird-friendly garden though
— build one lower where the mother can            the use of structural and biological diversity using native plants. He says these
hear its cry for food.                            basic ecological principles are infinitely adaptable to effective gardening for birds;
      An encore appearance of Badger Run’s        from postage stamp-sized lots to acreage. They are also aesthetic, so you can
                                                  grow a visually-pleasing garden, as well. Besides gardening at home, spending
raptors and other birds will be Saturday,
                                                  time birding in Oregon and serving as field trip coordinator for Audubon Society
April 14 (registration required) when Diver       of Corvallis, Bill and his wife, Lena, enjoy traveling to see birds and their habitat.
will share the secret behind the coexistence      They have particularly enjoyed birding in Latin America, including Brazil, Mexico,
of different bird species living in the same      Costa Rica and, most recently, Ecuador. Sponsored by Shorepine Vacation Rentals.
habitat during a 4:15 p.m. presentation
entitled “Why I Don’t Hate My Neighbor.”                              CHARACTERISTICS oF THE DUSkY CANADA gooSE
      Diver said that amongst the topics will                         11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. “The Life History, Habitat Selection, and Characteristics of
be a look at some of the reasons why two                              the Dusky Canada goose, presented by U.S. Fish & Wildlife instructional system
or three different shorebirds can occupy                              specialist Eric Anderson, will focus on the attributes of dusky Canada geese that
                                                                      separates them from other white-cheeked geese using the Nestucca Valley. The
the same edge of a pond and not fight with
                                                                      Nestucca Bay NWR and surrounding pasturelands represent a premiere location to
each other and why these birds are not in                             observe wintering dusky Canada geese. Eric Anderson started working in resource
competition.                                                          management through Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and the U.S. Biological
      Both presentations will be held at the                          Survey in Fort Collins, Colo. In 1994, he began working Ridgefield National Wildlife
Kiawanda Community Center, 34600 Cape                                 Refuge conducting surveys of subspecies of Canada geese and checking for
Kiwanda Drive, Pacific City.                                          compliance by waterfowl hunters especially in reference to rules concerning the
                                                                      harvest of select subspecies. He’s also developed conservation plans for agencies
     Sponsored by Inn at Cape Kiwanda                                 and non-governmental organizations, developing population estimates and
                                                                      objectives for land birds. Sponsored by Cottages at Cape Kiwanda.

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                                          2012 FESTIVAL PRESENTATIONS

SATURDAY, APRIL 14 (continued)
FEATURED SPEAkER TERRY STEElE:
BIRDINg — A PoRTAl To NATURE
1:30-2:45 p.m. Terry Steele will showcase his beautiful bird photos covering species
found from the Oregon Coast to the Gulf Coast. Attendees will get close-up views
taken from his photo blind of warblers, flycatchers, towhees and more. Attendees
will enjoy his stories of fascinating encounters in nature — all experienced while
in pursuit of exceptional bird images. For 20 years Steele has used the power of
photography to share his contagious enthusiasm and passion to know intimately
the creatures of nature. His loyal followers from birding groups and among outdoor
enthusiasts throughout Oregon testify to his unique gift in telling a good story
through broadly acclaimed artful photography. His breath-taking images are
complimented with folksy, humorous, entertaining storytelling.
                                                                                                                                                     Photo courtesy of Kayak Tillamook
                             PUFFlINg—THE NATURAl HISToRY oF A PUFFIN CHICk

                                                                                                                           Making Waves
                             3-4 p.m. Ram Papish is nuts about puffins, and you should be too! At this family-
                             friendly presentation, he will read his upcoming children’s book “Puffling” and show
                             you the process of making it as he reveals secret techniques for creating illustrations.
                             He will also share many dramatic puffin photographs that he took while working
                             in Alaska and Oregon. An artist/ biologist/author, Ram has been part of several
                             research projects involving Tufted and Horned Puffins. He has held, and been bitten
                                                                                                                           Kayak Tillamook to host two
                             by, many a puffin and its chick. He lives near Newport, Ore. with Dawn Grafe, six             Nestucca River birding tours
                             goldfish, five chickens and one now dead Chia pet. Sponsored by Inn at Pacific City.
                                                                                                                                 For avian enthusiasts who want to
WHY I DoN’T HATE mY NEIgHBoRS                                                                                              add a little splash to their bird watching
4:15-5:15 p.m. Why can a kestrel, a Swainson’s hawk and a red-tailed hawk all                                              adventures, the 2012 Pacific City Birding
live in the same field happily? Liz Diver of Badger Run Wildlife Rehab has the                                             and Blues Festival offers two kayaking
answer! Diver will showcase several live bird of prey and discuss how each fits in
                                                                                                                           excursions that will take adventure seekers
a different niche in the same ecosystem, thereby reducing competition between
similar species occupying the same territory. Badger Run Wildlife Rehab is a                                               along the Little Nestucca River for two-hour
not-for-profit organization dedicated to the care and treatment of injured and                                             tours that promise the opportunity to see
orphaned wildlife. For wildlife unable to live free, yet able to live without pain or                                      spring birds along the river and the edges of
suffering, the organization provides life-long care at its facility and uses some of                                       Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge.
these birds and animals as ambassadors to help educate the public.                                                               Led by Kayak Tillamook, a professional
                                                                                                                           guide service that operates year-round on
                                                                                                                           inland tidal waterways across Oregon’s
SUNDAY, APRIL 15                                                                                                           North Coast, the trips are scheduled for
                                  TIDAl mARSH RESToRATIoN IN THE CoqUIllE RIvER ESTUARY                                    2-4 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, and 8-10
                                  9-10 a.m. Learn about the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decade-long effort to         a.m. on Sunday, April 15. Each trip is $35
                                  restore the diked pastures of the Ni-les’tun Unit of Bandon Marsh National Wildlife      per person. Kayaks and life vests will be
                                  Refuge to the historic saltmarsh habitat that occurred there more than 100 years ago     provided, or you can bring your own. $3
                                  in this presentation by Roy W. Lowe, project leader for the Oregon Coast National        parking fee at launch site.
                                  Wildlife Refuge Complex. Following three years of construction, the 418-acre tidal             The trips will be led by Cheryl
                                  marsh restoration project was completed in August 2011. The Coquille River estuary
                                                                                                                           Rorabeck, a birder with a decade of
                                  has suffered the greatest percentage loss of tidal salt marsh habitat in Oregon. This
                                                                                                                           experience on local waterways. Rorabeck
                                  project effectively doubles the amount of tidal salt marsh habitat within the estuary.
                                  Lowe has been employed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for the past 35 years       taught biology at Tillamook High School
                                  and has been stationed at the Oregon Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex              for 12 years and has specialized skills in
                                  headquarters in Newport since 1985. Sponsored by Anchorage Inn.                          rescuing and rehabilitating wild raptors.
                                                                                                                           She will be assisted by Julie Chick, water
BIologY AND CoNSERvATIoN oF THE AlBATRoSS                                                                                  trail coordinator for the Tillamook Estuaries
10:15-11:30 a.m. Learn about the North Pacific albatrosses, which inhabit a range                                          Project. Chick will describe the restoration
of far-away habitats from remote islands to the vast wilderness of the open sea                                            work that was recently accomplished on the
during this presentation by fisheries biologist Troy Guy. Albatrosses face threats
                                                                                                                           Refuge.
from eruptions, tsunamis, storms, marine debris, and pollution. Albatrosses
                                                                                                                                 Pre-registration for the trips is
travel thousands of miles from their nesting islands to forage and provision their
young. They often overlap and interact with some of the world’s most productive                                            required. If you are registering more than
commercial fisheries by feeding on offal discards and bait. With some assistance,                                          one person, please indicate if you want
North Pacific albatross populations continue to persist, and in some cases expand,                                         one- or two-person kayaks. The minimum
despite these many threats. Troy Guy works to develop and test seabird avoidance                                           age is 16. Beginning kayakers are welcome,
techniques for commercial fisheries as part of a collaborative research effort                                             but all participants should be in reasonably
between Washington Sea Grant and the fishing industry. Sponsored by Pacific City                                           good physical condition—paddling will
Arts Association.                                                                                                          be necessary. The trip will start from the
                                                                                                                           Meda Loop boat ramp, just north of US
                                   TIllAmook ESTUARIES PARTNERSHIP
                                                                                                                           Highway 101 on the south bank of the river
                                   11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. The Tillamook Estuaries Partnership (TEP) is part of the
                                   National Estuary Project and was created through the Clean Water Act. Julie             (registrants will be provided with detailed
                                   Chick, TEP’s Water Trail Coordinator, will talk about the history of the TEP and        directions). For more information about
                                   how it has expanded from its original charge of focusing on the Tillamook Bay           Kayak Tillamook, visit www.kayaktillamook.
                                   to helping protect and restore all five estuaries in Tillamook County. Julie is the     com or see coverage of a 2010 feature on
                                   former owner of Nehalem Bay Kayak Company, and she is now working with                  KATU-TV’s “Grant’s Getaways” at blog.
                                   TEP and local communities in developing the Tillamook County Water Trail.               traveloregon.com/2010/03/12.
Photo by Roger Ross Photography    Sponsored by The Craftsman Bed and Breakfast.

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                                                           2012 FESTIVAL FIELD TRIPS
                                                                                                                                                                                                              ever-changing landscape. This trip will meet just
FRIDAY, APRIL 13                                        Jack Hurt has been birding, fishing and hiking
                                                        in South Tillamook County for more than 15                                                                                                            south of the dory boat ramp at Cape Kiwanda
THREE CAPES SCENIC ToUR                                 years. Wink Gross is a recognized birding expert                                                                                                      State Park, approximately ¾-mile north of the
8 a.m.-3 p.m. A 60-mile round trip led by regional      associated with the Portland chapter of the                                                                                                           Kiawanda Community Center.
bird experts Paul Sullivan and Carol Karlen takes       Audubon Society.                                                                                                                                      WETlANDS RESToRATIoN WAlk
birders along Three Capes Scenic Drive from                                                                                                                                                                   3-5 p.m. Alex Sifford, Coordinator for the
                                                        CAmP WINEmA
Pacific City to Tillamook Bay and back again via                                                                                                                                                              Nestucca, Neskowin & Sand lake Watersheds
                                                        8 -10:30 a.m. Led by Jarod Jabousek, U.S.Fish
an inland route. During the five-hour birding                                                                                                                                                                 Council, will lead a trip to the recent wetlands
                                                        and Wildlife Service. This easy birding walk will
trip (including two driving hours) the group will                                                                                                                                                             restoration area of the Nestucca Bay National
                                                        be through a coastal shore pine forest and along
see views of the Pacific Ocean, bays, headlands,                                                                                                                                                              Wildlife Refuge that lays east of Highway 101
                                                        Winema Beach. A fish and wildlife biologist at
forests, rivers and pastures – each a unique                                                                                                                                                                  between the Little Nestucca River and the Little
                                                        the Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuge
birding habitat. Birders can be expected to see                                                                                                                                                               Nestucca River Road. Alex will describe the
                                                        Complex, Jabousek works in the Partners for Fish
more than 60 species, including waterfowl, loons,                                                                                                                                                             restoration work and talk about its ecological
                                                        and Wildlife Program assisting private landowners
grebes and raptors. Stops on the northbound leg                                                                                                                                                               benefits. He is also a good local birder, and there
                                                        with voluntary habitat restoration projects.
of the trip include Whalen Island, Cape Lookout                                                                                                                                                               will be an opportunity to see some bird life.
State Park, Nehalem Bay, and Tillamook Bay.             BEgINNINg BIRDINg                                                                                                                                     The Watershed Council, based in Pacific City,
There is an extra $40 fee to participate in the tour.   10 a.m.-noon. This trip is led by Laura                                                                                                               undertakes restoration and education projects
Register early to ensure your spot. Box lunches         Whittemore, who also is speaking on beginning                                                                                                         using 100 percent grant funding. In 2011, the
can be purchased for $10 extra. Sponsored by            birding at a festival seminar. Only people who                                                                                                        Council planted native trees and shrubs on 21
Bayshore Family Medicine.                               attended Laura’s indoor session may take this                                                                                                         acres along 1.5 stream miles in its watersheds.
                                                        field trip, and it is limited to the first 15 of those
SATURDAY, APRIL 14                                      who register for it. It will be an easy walk at a local
                                                        birding spot.                                                                                                                                         SUNDAY, APRIL 15
ClAY mYERS STATE NATURAl AREA
                                                        FoREST DISCovERY WAlk                                                                                                                                 NESTUCCA BAY NATIoNAl
7:40-10:10 a.m. Led by regional bird experts Paul
                                                        11:15 a.m-1:15 p.m. Learn about our local                                                                                                             WIlDlIFE REFUgE
Sullivan and Carol Karlen, this easy 1.5-mile hike
                                                        forests, how to identify local tree species, and                                                                                                      8-10 a.m. Led by Dawn Grafe and Ram Papish.
takes birders through 200 acres of woodlands,
                                                        find out some interesting facts about how trees                                                                                                       Explore a variety of habitats including the short-
grasslands, wetlands, dunes, bogs and protected
                                                        grow. Led by Linda Brodeur, a forestry educator                                                                                                       grass dairy pastures that makes this Refuge home
beaches. The wood chip and sand laid path and
                                                        for the Oregon Women in Timber’s “Talk About                                                                                                          to White-Cheeked Geese, Aleutian Cackling Geese
mild up-and-down sections makes it a doable
                                                        Trees” program. Linda’s varied experience has                                                                                                         and the only coastal wintering population of
walk for all. Sponosored by Tillamook Pioneer
                                                        included working as a zookeeper at the National                                                                                                       Dusky Canada Geese.
Museum.
                                                        Zoo in Washington D.C. and as a marine science
                                                                                                                                                                                                              ClAY mEYERS STATE NATURAl AREA
NESTUCCA BAY NATIoNAl                                   educator for Oregon Sea Grant. This easy field trip
                                                                                                                                                                                                              8-10 a.m. Led by regional bird experts Paul
WIlDlIFE REFUgE                                         will visit a nearby forest area.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sullivan and Carol Karlen, this easy 1.5-mile hike
7:50-10:20 a.m. Led by Dawn Grafe and Ram
                                                        NESTUCCA BAY NATIoNAl                                                                                                                                 takes birders through 200 acres of woodlands,
Papish. Explore a variety of habitats including the
                                                        WIlDlIFE REFUgE                                                                                                                                       grasslands, wetlands, dunes, bogs and protected
short-grass dairy pastures that makes this Refuge
                                                        1-3:30 p.m. Led by Dawn Grafe. Explore a variety                                                                                                      beaches.
home to White-Cheeked Geese, Aleutian Cackling
                                                        of habitats including the short-grass dairy
Geese and the only coastal wintering population                                                                                                                                                               NESkoWIN BIRD WAlk
                                                        pastures that makes this Refuge home to White-
of Dusky Canada Geese. Other habitats include                                                                                                                                                                 8-10 a.m. Led by co-leaders Jack Hurt, Russ
                                                        Cheeked Geese, Aleutian Cackling Geese and
wooded uplands, riparian wetlands, freshwater                                                                                                                                                                 Namitz and Wink Gross. Meets at the Neskowin
                                                        the only coastal wintering population of Dusky
gobs, tidal salt marshes, mudflats and open                                                                                                                                                                   State Park parking lot. An approximately 3-mile
                                                        Canada Geese.
meadows. Sponsored by Sportsman’s Pub-n-grub.                                                                                                                                                                 walk in easy terrain along roads and beach.
                                                        WHITE-CHEEkED gooSE TRIP
NESkoWIN BIRD WAlk                                                                                                                                                                                            PHoTogRAPHY HIkE To NESTUCCA BAY
                                                        1-3:30 p.m. Eric Anderson will follow his indoor
8:00-10:30 a.m. Led by co-leaders Jack Hurt, Russ                                                                                                                                                             NATIoNAl WIlDlIFE REFUgE
                                                        presentation with a field trip to look for white-
Namitz and Wink Gross. Meets at the Neskowin                                                                                                                                                                  8:10-10:10 a.m. Bring your cameras for a
                                                        cheeked geese on the various local Nestucca Bay
State Park parking lot. An approximately 3-mile                                                                                                                                                               morning walk in the uplands of the Refuge where
                                                        National Wildlife Refuge sites.
walk in easy terrain along roads and beach. The                                                                                                                                                               there will be great opportunities to photograph
hike will take birders along Hawk Creek where           CAPE kIWANDA                                                                                                                                          beautiful coastal views and other scenery as well
they’ll traverse ideal habitat for sparrows, vireos,    mARINE gARDEN ExPloRATIoN                                                                                                                             as birds. The trip will be led by Karen White, who
kinglets, warblers, wrens, dippers and snipe, and       1:45-3:15 p.m. This family-oriented, kid-friendly                                                                                                     was a resident volunteer at the Refuge for almost
then along the Neskowin Marsh Golf Course,              field trip will be led by Marine Science Instructors                                                                                                  3 years. Karen is an avid sculptor, environmental
where birders should see a variety of ducks and         from the Northwest Outdoor Science School.                                                                                                            installation artist, photographer and writer
shorebirds. From there, hikers will take a short        Participants will learn about the tide pools in the                                                                                                   who utilizes and emulates nature as the source
trail onto the Nestucca Bay National Wildlife           Marine Garden at Cape Kiwanda. Investigate fish,                                                                                                      of her creativity. Karen is also the Educational
Refuge and along the beach. Russ is a wildlife          sea stars, anemones, crabs, and other amazing                                                                                                         Coordinator at the Chehalem Cultural Center in
biologist who has traveled and birded extensively       critters—probably including some birds — and                                                                                                          Newberg, where she infuses her creative vision
in the western US, Mexico, and Central America.         learn how they’re able to live in this dynamic &                                                                                                      into programming.


   The Birding & Blues Festival is made possible through generous contributions from the following:
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          Heron                               Pelican Sponsors (cont.)                                                                      Kingfisher Sponsors (cont.)
     Pacific City Sun                           Inn at Cape Kiwanda                                                                        The Craftsman Bed & Breakfast
                                               Pelican Pub & Brewery                                                                              Inn at Pacific City                                                                 Sandpiper Sponsors (cont.)
    Osprey Sponsors                              Oregon Coast Bank                                                                                  Anchorage Inn                                                                      Tillamook Pioneer Museum
     Headlight Herald
                                                Kingfisher Sponsors                                                                           Sandpiper Sponsors                                                                             Western Gull
   Pelican Sponsors                            Cape Kiwanda RV Resort                                                                        Bayshore Family Medicine                                                                       Grey Fox Rentals
  Oregon Coast Today                              Village Merchants                                                                         Pacific City Arts Association                                                                    Leonard Rydell
Cottages at Cape Kiwanda                      Shorepine Vacation Rentals                                                                     Sportsman’s Pub-n-Grub                                                                        Pacific City Homes

                                                    OUR FESTIVAL IS PRESENTED BY:
The Pacific City Birding & Blues Foundation • The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Pacific City/Nestucca Valley Chamber of Commerce

								
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