Thursday, March 20. Rob Suryan presents “Seabirds and Marine Renewable Energy off the Oregon Coast.” Oregon is a leader in pursuing offshore renewable energy and a variety of studies are underway to assess potential environmental impacts. Rob Suryan with the Seabird Oceanography Lab at Oregon State University (http://hmsc.oregonstate.edu/seabirdoceanographylab/) will discuss studies to assess potential impacts of wave and wind energy on marine birds. This Yaquina Birders & Naturalists meeting starts at 7 PM at the Meeting Room of Central Lincoln PUD (2129 North Coast Highway) in north Newport. Cost: free. Everyone is welcome! For more info, call 541-265-2965.