Snowy Plover Patrol Webinar

April 17, 2020 - 10:00 AM
Portland Audubon, Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation

Snowy plover at South Beach.\Photo by Cathy Tronquet.
Snowy plover at South Beach.\Photo by Cathy Tronquet.

The annual volunteer monitoring project that monitors Western Snowy Plover nesting on the north coast, the Snowy Plover Patrol, has been delayed due to the coronavirus, and physical training sessions aren’t currently possible.  However, the project’s primary sponsors, Portland Audubon and the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, are preparing the project for launch whenever pandemic precautions are lifted by holding a series of training webinars online.  There are four modules, each of which is offered on two occasions.  These webinars are free—you can take any of them twice if you so desire.

The first of these takes place on Friday, April 17, 10-11 a.m.  (Note that Module 2 takes place at 11:30 on the same day.)

The subject for Module 1 is “What Is a Plover, Anyway?”  It covers Snowy Plover Identification, Similar Species, Life History, Habitat, Behavior, Threats, and Decline.

The online training will take place over Zoom. It is recommended that you call in via phone, then bring the presentation up on your computer screen if you are able.

Call in: 1-253-215-8782 or 1-301-715-8592

Meeting ID: 283-826-6739

Watch here: https://zoom.us/j/2838266739

Here is a link to a short video so that you can familiarize yourself with the software: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting-

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