Slowly the cast begins to assemble in the skies above. Migrating Vaux’s (pronounced “vox”) Swifts are arriving to spend their night at the school. Every year in the fall when they migrate over Portland, the gray-brown swifts, which look like little cigars with wings, spend the night clinging to the inside of the tall brick chimney that used to service the school’s heating system.
The Oregon Coast is one of the most beautiful stretches of beach in the world and a dream vacation for photographers. Crashing waves, seabirds and seals, beautiful beaches, rock formations — and that’s just the beginning of what you will see. In fact, the biggest problem is figuring out where to go, where to stay, and what to shoot, because there are so many choices it’s hard to know where to begin.