Date: 7/24/17 7:19 pm From: Range Bayer <range.bayer...> Subject: [obol] Fwd: Join the Pacific Brown Pelican Survey on September 9!
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---------- Forwarded message ---------- 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!
It's time for the fall Pacific Brown Pelican Survey (http://ca.audubon.org/brownpelicansurvey)! 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.
In recent surveys (scroll down http://ca.audubon.org/brownpelicansurvey), 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 (http://ca.audubon.org/conservation/protocol).
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...>
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