Beached Bird Survey Training: Port Orford

December 10, 2022 - 9:00 AM
OSU Port Orford Field Station
444 Jackson St.
Port Orford, OR

Beached bird surveyors at work.  (No photo credit.)
Beached bird surveyors at work. (No photo credit.)

On Saturday, Dec. 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST) is hosting a beached bird survey training. This training will take place at the Oregon State University (OSU) Port Orford Field Station (444 Jackson St. in Port Orford).

 COASST beached bird participants conduct monthly surveys to systematically count and identify bird carcasses that wash ashore along ocean beaches from northern California to Alaska. As part of their involvement, participants learn about marine conservation and how to identify beached birds using the COASST Beached Birds field guide.

Data collected helps address important marine conservation issues and protect marine resources. Beach surveys are best conducted in groups of 2 or more—please come with a survey partner in mind or plan to join a team during training. No previous experience necessary, they will teach you everything that you need to know.

Participants will meet at the OSU Port Orford Field Station. This event is free and open to all.
RSVP by emailing [email protected]