Cancelled--Snowy Plover Patrol Training

April 4, 2020 - 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Nehalem Bay State Park Meeting Hall
34600 Gary St
Nehalem, OR
Portland Audubon, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, Audubon Society of Lincoln City, Friends of Netarts Bay, Friends of Cape Falcon

Snowy plovers at South Beach.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

Note:  This event has been cancelled due to coronavirus precautions.  However, see listings for online trainings now being offered as an alternative.

It’s almost Snowy Plover nesting season again.  Portland Audubon is partnering with Oregon Parks and Recreation Department to monitor for endangered western Snowy Plovers at four sites on the north coast (from Clatsop Spit in Astoria to Sitka Sedge State Park beach near Pacific City) starting in April and continuing through the summer.  Volunteers in the project will typically perform surveys twice a month but can do fewer if needed. Surveys will take 2-4 hours (depending on the site).  Some sites will require a fair amount of walking on sandy beach habitat.

Those interested in volunteering or just learning more about Snowy Plovers are invited to attend a training presentation on Saturday, April 4, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Nehalem Bay State Park Meeting Hall (34600 Gary St.) on the Nehalem Spit.  CoastWatchers could attend to learn more about how to watch for plovers on their miles, even if not participating in a formal survey.  The event is free and open to all.

For more information, contact Joe Liebezeit at [email protected] or Frances Buchanan at [email protected].