Date: 7/24/17 7:19 pm
From: Range Bayer <range.bayer...>
Subject: [obol] Fwd: Join the Pacific Brown Pelican Survey on September 9!
[Plain text version of original email with many photos.]

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From: Joe, Liebezeit, Portland Audubon <jliebezeit...>
Date: Mon, Jul 24, 2017 at 1:24 PM
Subject: Join the Pacific Brown Pelican Survey this September!
To: <range.bayer...>

Join the Pacific Brown Pelican Survey this September!

Dear Range,

It's time for the fall Pacific Brown Pelican Survey
(! The west coast Audubon
network, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and eBird are partnering on a
community science project conducting bi-annual Brown Pelican surveys.

This fall, the count will take place Saturday, September 9.

We ask that volunteers conduct the count for at least one hour during
a four hour window, ending at civil twilight (about 8 p.m.) that day.

We have targeted 17 sites along Oregon's coast (Excel spreadsheet
download at, but
volunteers can choose their own survey sites. View the map of target
sites [by scrolling down].

In recent surveys (scroll down, Brown Pelican productivity
across the breeding range have been poor, and key forage species
including anchovies and sardines have collapsed, raising questions and
concerns about the breeding population of Brown Pelicans and the
health of the subspecies. Data from previous season surveys help us
better understand distribution and abundance of Brown Pelicans,
tracking shifts in population structure.

Please let me know if you're interested and at what site(s) you would
like to conduct the surveys. If you'd like to count in groups, you are
welcome to do so.

If you decide to participate in this exciting community science
opportunity, please read the protocol and instructional information on
how to enter your survey data directly into eBird

Thanks to our returning volunteers and welcome to any new community
scientists! If you have any questions, please contact me at
971-222-6121 or <jliebezeit...>

Thank you!

Joe Liebezeit
Avian Conservation Program Manager
Audubon Society of Portland
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