Murrelet Survey - First Session
|When: Jul 13, 2016 06:30 PM to Jul 20, 2016 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.
We offer two surveys:
Survey 1: July 13-14
Survey 2: July 19-20
Join the 11th 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.
U.S. Forest Service Naturalist Abigail DeYoung will lead the first session and Oregon State University ornithologist and Marbled Murrelet expert Kim Nelson will lead the second session. 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. Picnic starts at 11 a.m. at Hans Radtke’s – two miles up Ten Mile Creek road.
Please RSVP by contacting Paul Engelmeyer, Portland Audubon’s Ten Mile Creek Sanctuary manager and Coastal IBA Coordinator, at 541-547-4227 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Paul can also provide additional information about the survey.