Haystack Rock presents library lecture series

Bill Peterson will speak at the library lecture series Nov. 11.

On Wednesday, Jan. 13, Friends of Haystack Rock presents “A Sanctuary for Oregon’s Seabirds,” with Joshua Saranpaa of the Wildlife Center of the North Coast at the Cannon Beach Library.

Haystack Rock Awareness Program is celebrating 30 years of educating and protecting the marine environs surrounding Haystack Rock, including the Oregon Island National Wildlife Refuge, Oregon State Marine Garden and State Park.

The library lecture series is held the second Wednesday of each month, November to April at 7 to 8:30 p.m. Cannon Beach Library, 131 N. Hemlock St., Cannon Beach.

Saranpaa will discuss descriptions of wildlife rehabilitation and what our mission as an organization is, natural history of the ambassador birds, common threats to these species (i.e., plastic pollution, fishing line, warming ocean conditions, extreme predation, etc.).

Saranpaa will briefly explain the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and also cover the “Who and What” of the WCNC. The natural history and threats of each of the ambassadors will be described. A Q&A will follow the lecture, and the audience will be able to get a closer look at the birds and the other display items.

The Friends of Haystack Rock upport the Haystack Rock Awareness Program in cooperation with the City of Cannon Beach, promoting the preservation and protection of the intertidal life and birds that inhabit the Marine Garden and the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge at Haystack Rock. the program

The library lecture series is held the second Wednesday of each month, November to April at 7 to 8:30 p.m. Cannon Beach Library, 131 N. Hemlock St., Cannon Beach.

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