Important Bird Areas

Necanicum Estuary

Oregon

On the northern Oregon coast where the Necanicum River enters the Pacific Ocean, at Seaside, Clatsop County. The Necanicum and Neawanna Rivers flow into this estuary. The Necanicum Estuary includes submerged lands and a large tidal flat surrounded by dunes, sitka spruce forest and residential areas.

Ornithological Summary

Snowy Plovers nested on the north spit in 2000 and 2002; Bald Eagles nest in the Sahali spruce forest on the east edge; 10-20,000 Calidris sandpipers (mostly Western Sandpipers), 500+ Semipalmated Plovers, small numbers of Whimbrel, and occasionally Long-billed Curlew use the flats during migrations. (Contributed by Mike Patterson)