Beached Bird Survey Training
CoastWatch is the Oregon partner of the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST), which conducts a long-running beached bird survey in all the West Coast states. This is true citizen science; with training, volunteers learn to gather information that is of science quality and used by scientists in studies and by resource agencies in assessing environmental impacts.
A training session for prospective volunteers in the survey, co-sponsored by CoastWatch, is scheduled for Saturday, February 25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Arch Cape Fire Hall (72979 Hwy 101), south of Cannon Beach. The trainer will be Erika Frost, COASST’s volunteer coordinator.
There is no charge to attend a training, but plan to provide a $20 refundable deposit if you would like to take home a COASST volunteer kit complete with a COASST Beached Birds field guide (which we can attest is excellent). Training activities take place indoors. Bring lunch.
If you plan to attend, it would help with planning the event if you could RSVP to [email protected] or (206) 221-6893. CoastWatch Volunteer Coordinator Fawn Custer can also provide more information about the survey: (541) 270-0027, [email protected].