Black Oystercatcher Survey Training

May 8, 2019 - 6:30 PM
Port Orford Field Station
444 Jackson St.
Port Orford, OR 97321
Audubon Society of Portland, US Fish & Wildlife Service, local Audubon chapters


Black Oystercatcher with chick.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.
Black Oystercatcher with chick.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.

A training session for this year’s citizen science survey of Oregon’s Black Oystercatcher population will take place on Wednesday, May 8, 6:30 p.m., at Oregon State University’s Port Orford Field Station (444 Jackson St.).  Those attending will learn about these elusive inhabitants of our rocky shores, and gain instruction in how to contribute to knowledge about the birds’ reproductive success.  Details will be provided about this year’s population survey, and subsequent nest surveys over the course of the spring and summer.

There is no charge for attending the training session, which will be led by Amelia O’Connor, a seabird biologist who works with Portland Audubon.

For more on how the survey works, go here.

Sponsors for the event are the Audubon Society of Portland, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and local Audubon chapters.  If planning to attend, or unable to attend but interested in participating, RSVP to Joe Liebezeit, Avian Conservation Manager for the Audubon Society of Portland, 971-222-6121, [email protected].