Full speed ahead to Winter Whale Watch Week! (2011)


Join Whale Watching Spoken Here volunteers Dec. 26-31

The Gray whales are trekking from their feeding waters in the Bering and Chukchi Seas off Alaska to breeding and calving areas along the Baja Coast south of California. You have the entire Oregon Coast to spot them during the peak migration, Dec. 26 – 31.

The best viewpoints are at the 24 designated ‘Whale Watching Spoken Here’ sites. Join trained volunteers to spot the roughly 18,000 whales that cruise past Oregon. Volunteers are available 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. daily during the Watch Week to share information on whales migration and feeding habits, and offer tips on how to spot the whales.

OPRD’s Whale Watching Center in Depoe Bay is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the Watch Week. You’ll find exhibits, volunteers to answer questions and ‘whale size’ windows overlooking panoramic ocean views. More information and a map with the 24 site locations are online at www.whalespoken.org.

Gray whale surfaces near the Depoe Bay sea wall

A Gray whale surfaces near the Depoe Bay sea wall.

Posted on December 15, 2011, in event, state parks, wildlife and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Drove from Portland to Depoe Bay today with my 5 year old son. Looked for a while at Boiler Bay and then the whale watching center, but did not see any whales. Tough for a little kid to have patience for something like that. But we had fun at the center and then went and explored around Devil’s Punch Bowl State Park…

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