Marbled Murrelet Training and Survey
Jul 14, 2010 06:30 PM
Jul 15, 2010 02:00 PM
|Where||Yachats, central Oregon coast|
|Contact Name||Paul Engelmeyer|
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Help coastal bird advocates count threatened sea birds as they fly to and from their nests in old-growth forests.
Oregon Wild helped put the Marbled Murrelet - a small sea bird that nests in old-growth trees - on the map when we worked to protect its old-growth habitat under the Northwest Forest Plan in the 1990s. Still threatened and in decline, it's important to know how many birds are out there so researchers know if recovery efforts are working.
Join local Audubon folks on this annual survey! Learn a lot about these amazing birds, including how to do the surveys, and then get up early to help do the count!
July 14 - survey training starts at 6:30 PM at the Yachats Commons with Kim Nelson, OSU and Paul Engelmeyer, Coastal Important Bird Area Coordinator. Survey site selections and directions (maps) will be distributed at the evening training.
July 15 - morning survey at upland sites starts at 4:53 - 6:53 AM and nearshore surveys (6 coastal sites) start at 10 - 11 AM. Picnic starts at 12:00.
Yachats accommodations at http://nwcoast.com/city/hotels.asp?yachats
Please RSVP your participation and if you need more information contact: Paul Engelmeyer, Audubon’s Ten Mile Creek Sanctuary 541-547-4227, Coastal IBA Coordinator, email@example.com