About the event

Marbled Murrelet, Photo by Rich MacIntosh, USFWS

Join the 19th annual Marbled Murrelet community science survey on a spectacular stretch of Oregon’s coast. Currently, the event is in person only, but depending on interest, hybrid may be an option.

The event starts with an evening presentation at Yachats Commons with Marbled Murrelet expert Lindsay Adrean (American Bird Conservancy) and Bird Alliance of Oregon Ten Mile Creek Sanctuary manager, Paul Engelmeyer, and potentially other guests. The presentation will cover the life history, ecology of this unique bird and the conservation challenges it faces. We will also provide instruction on how to identify and survey for this elusive bird.

The following day, participants get up early to help survey for Marbled Murrelets at a number of locations in the Cape Perpetua area as murrelets return to their old-growth and mature forest nesting grounds from nearshore foraging areas. Staging will take place in scenic Yachats, on the central coast of Oregon, and we’ll survey for endangered Marbled Murrelets in the Cummins, Ten Mile, and Yachats landscape. This area includes the ‘Globally Significant’ Central Coast Murrelet Important Bird Area. We will finish by surveying the ocean for marbled murrelets in their near-shore feeding areas. Training will be provided, so no prior experience is needed. RSVP required!

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Yachats Commons
1555 Hwy 101
Yachats, OR United States

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