Oregon’s Black Oystercatchers and Rocky Habitats: Revealing Its Mysteries to Help Protect a Species of Conservation Concern
Partner: Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition
Join us to learn all about the Black Oystercatcher, the unique shorebird of conservation concern that depends on rocky shoreline habitats. Since 2015, Portland Audubon, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and coastal partners have been monitoring this species along Oregon’s Coast with the help of a team of community scientists.
Portland Audubon’s Staff Scientist and Avian Conservation Manager Joe Liebezeit will discuss the bird’s unique life history, the conservation challenges in protecting it, and the results of the multi-year monitoring effort. Learn about how this work is being used to advance conservation of oystercatchers and Oregon’s rocky habitats and how you can be involved.