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Murrelet Survey - First Session

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When: Jul 16, 2015 06:30 PM to Jul 17, 2015 02:00 PM

Join the 10th annual Marbled Murrelet citizen science survey on a spectacular stretch of Oregon's coast. Training will be provided, so no prior experience is needed. Please RSVP! We're offering a second survey July 23-24 – join us for one or both, if you’d like.

Marbled Murrelet at Sea - Thomas Hamer
Marbled Murrelet at Sea - Thomas Hamer

NOTE: te 2015 Marbled Murrelet surveys are complete. Check back in spring 2016 for information about next year's survey.

NEW: We're offering two surveys this year!

Survey 1: July 16-17
Survey 2:
July 23-24

Join the 10th annual Marbled Murrelet citizen science survey on a spectacular stretch of Oregon's coast. Training will be provided, so no prior experience is needed. RSVP required! This year, we are offering two separate trainings – join us for one or both, if you’d like.

Oregon State University ornithologist and Marbled Murrelet expert Kim Nelson will lead the survey. Staging will take place in scenic Yachats, on the central coast of Oregon, and we'll survey for endangered Marbled Murrelets in the Cummins, Ten Mile, and Yachats landscape. This area includes the recently designated ‘Globally Significant’ Central Coast Murrelet Important Bird Area, with 100,000 acres of murrelet habitat in the Siuslaw National Forest and adjacent near-shore waters.

We will be viewing and discussing old-growth forest habitat as well as the recently designated Marine Reserve and Seabird Protection Area. During the morning surveys, we will see and/or hear murrelets on both breeding territory and in their near-shore feeding areas.

Day 1 Schedule

Survey training starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Yachats Commons with Kim Nelson, OSU, and Paul Engelmeyer, Coastal IBA Coordinator. Survey site selections and directions (maps) will be distributed at the evening training.

Day 2 Schedule

Morning survey at upland sites starts at 4:50 a.m. and ends at 6:50 a.m., and near-shore surveys (six coastal sites) run from 9-10 a.m. Picnic starts at 11 a.m. at Hans Radtke’s – two miles up Ten Mile Creek road.

RSVP

Please RSVP by contacting Paul Engelmeyer, Portland Audubon’s Ten Mile Creek Sanctuary manager and Coastal IBA Coordinator, at 541-547-4227 or pengelmeyer@peak.org. Paul can also provide additional information about the survey.

Marbled Murrelet Survey 2013 - Conrad Gowell
Marbled Murrelet Survey 2013 - Conrad Gowell
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