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Murrelet Survey - Two Sessions

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When: Jul 13, 2017 06:30 PM to Jul 20, 2017 02:00 PM

Join the annual Marbled Murrelet community science survey on a spectacular stretch of Oregon's coast. Training will be provided, so no prior experience is needed. Please RSVP!

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

We offer two surveys:

Survey 1: July 13-14
Survey 2:
July 19-20

Join the 12th annual Marbled Murrelet community 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 and Naturalist Abigail DeYoung will lead the surveys with Paul Engelmeyer of Portland Audubon and manager of Ten Mile Creek Sanctuary. 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 Cape Perpetua 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. 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. 

RSVP

Complete the RSVP Form.  If you have any questions about this event contact Paul Engelmeyer, Portland Audubon’s Ten Mile Creek Sanctuary manager and Coastal IBA Coordinator, at 541-547-4227, pengelmeyer@peak.org or Joe Liebezeit, Avian Conservation Program Manager, 971-222-6121, jliebezeit@audubonportland.org.

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