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Fernhill Wetlands Community Science Orientation & Training

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When: Apr 27, 2019 from 08:00 am to 10:30 am

Join Joe Liebezeit, Portland Audubon Staff Scientist, and Jay Withgott, birding community liaison, for an orientation/training for the Fernhill Wetlands community science bird monitoring project.

Join Joe Liebezeit, Portland Audubon Staff Scientist, and Jay Withgott, birding community liaison, for an orientation/training for the Fernhill Wetlands community science bird monitoring project.  

The project goal is to understand how bird communities are responding to the major Fernhill Wetland habitat restoration effort that occurred in 2014-15.  Since monitoring began, we have gained important insights into the bird responses — and we’d like to continue this effort to document further changes as vegetation at the site continues to mature.  View the easy-to-follow protocol for birders to collect data to inform this effort.  Click here for an infographic highlighting preliminary results.

We encourage birders new to the project and those who have already been participating to come to this event.  We’d love to hear feedback from existing volunteers.  For new volunteers, we will provide on-site review of the protocol and project background. 

Volunteer requirements:

  • Birding skills: Must be able to identify PNW birds and be able to use eBird. Less experienced volunteers can record data for bird counters.  
  • Equipment: Must have your own binoculars. 
  • Field conditions: Be able to walk 1-2 miles on paved and dirt paths.
  • Transportation to the site is your responsibility
 
Please contact Joe Liebezeit at jliebezeit@audubonportland.org to RSVP for the training and or for any other questions about the project.
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