Yaquina Head Natural Area
During the summer 65,000, of the birds listed below, claim Yaquina Head Natural Area as home. They spend the spring and summer breeding, nesting and raising their chicks on these bluffs.
`Brandt’s and Pelagic Cormorants
`Western and Glaucous-winged Gulls
I have never seen so many Murres before our visit to Yaquina Head Natural Area. My photo of the single Common Murre was taken at the South Jetty of Yaquina Bay while on a hike from South Beach State Park.
6 thoughts on “~First there was one, then there were 64,000~”
Wow, that’s a lot of birds. Awfully nice of that bird to be so accommodating and pose so nicely 🙂
Hi Ingrid! I hope you are enjoying Denver! I saw your post on the Denver REI; I have never been to that store, but it always looks so inviting when driving by. The one in Fort Collins is nice. Yep, a lot of birds for sure!
Judy, you are so correct – “Cool Beans!” I guess only another birder would know how exciting it was to see these birds!
Great pictures. Looks like you are enjoying your visit.
Thanks so much Janell! We are enjoying the coast. Hope you are doing well!