Wanted: Volunteers to monitor Oregon’s Black Oystercatchers
Be a community scientist and help out Audubon Society of Portland monitor
Black Oystercatchers on Oregon’s coast to better understand their
population trend, distribution on the coast, and nesting success.
are a unique species of conservation concern.
*When*: Abundance survey mid-late May & then nest monitoring until August
*Commitment*: a minimum of 2 surveys between May 10-31. For those that
would like to monitor nests, perform at least 2 nest checks/month. We can
work with you to make it fit your schedule.
*Other requirements*: Patience and a love for birds! Ideally you should
have a scope but at some sites binoculars are sufficient.
Here are the confirmed training dates/locations:
*North Coast Training*: Saturday, May 6th at 10am. Location: Cannon Beach
City Hall (163 E Gower Ave, Cannon Beach)
*Central Coast Training*: Friday, April 28th at 6pm. Location: Central
Lincoln PUD meeting room (2129 Oregon Coast Hwy, Newport).
*South Coast Training*: Wednesday, May 10th at 6:30pm. Location: Port
Orford Field Station (444 Jackson St, Port Orford)
Trainings will last approximately 1.5hrs and there will be the option to
visit a field site after the training.
If you are interested in participating, contact Joe Liebezeit at Audubon
Society of Portland (<jliebezeit...>).
Avian Conservation Program Manager
Audubon Society of Portland
5151 NW Cornell Road
Portland, OR 97210