Apr
28

Beached Bird Seminar

When
April 28, 2017 - 7:00 PM
Where
Boathouse Auditorium, Oregon Institute of Marine Biology
63466 Boat Basin Rd.
Charleston, OR

Julia Parrish (left) beached bird survey training.  Photo courtesy of COASST.
Julia Parrish (left) conducting a beached bird survey training. Photo courtesy of COASST.

Julia Parrish, founder and director of the COASST (Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team) beached bird survey, will speak as part of the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) spring seminar series on Friday, April 28, at 7 p.m. in the Boathouse Auditorium.  The event is free and open to the public.

Parrish’s topic is “70,000 carcasses, 175 species, 500 sites and 4,000 people: beached bird patterns in a warming world,” conveying what has been learned over the more than two decades that the COASST survey has taken place.  CoastWatch is the Oregon partner for COASST, and many CoastWatchers participate in the survey.

To reach the Boathouse Auditorium, park near OIMB along Boat Basin Road, then walk past the Coast Guard housing down the land to the auditorium.  For more information, call (541) 888-2581 or email [email protected].