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Every sea bird counts for nest monitors

By Henry Miller
Statesman Journal
Every sea bird counts for nest monitors

(Photo: DANIELLE PETERSON | Statesman Journal file)

If you are an avid birder who loves the coast and wants to help out collecting data for a citizens-science project, the Audubon Society of Portland.

Volunteers will monitor seabird nesting colonies next to the recently designated Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve.

Participants will "adopt" a colony and monitor a subset of nests of near-shore, fish-eating birds such as cormorants and common murre to determine hatching success of chicks.

The monitoring sites are Heceta Head and Sea Lion Caves with the potential for added sites in the Cape Perpetua area.

The commitment is two three- to four-hour counting sessions a month between May and August. The Audubon Society of Portland will work with you to fit your schedule.

Some spotting scopes and binoculars will be available, but it is recommended that you have your own.

For more information or to volunteer, email Joe Liebezeit at jliebezeit@audubonportland.org

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