Webinar on Monitoring Birds

January 6, 2022 - 6:30 PM
MidCoast Watersheds Council

Western Snowy Plover (not actually a migratory species, but still featured).\Photo by Molly Sultany.

Stellar photographer Roy Lowe will be the featured speaker at the MidCoast Watersheds Council’s community meeting on Thursday, Jan. 6, at 6:30 p.m.  The event is free and open to all.

Lowe, retired manager of the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge Complex, will speak on “Migratory Bird Monitoring in Lincoln County through Citizen Science.” 

Lowe, who lives in Waldport, and other local volunteers have been documenting the return of the threatened Western Snowy Plover to Lincoln County beaches and also monitoring the declining wintering population of black brant at Yaquina Bay.  Roy will show photographs and discuss some of the results of their monitoring efforts and include some interesting information on the travels and origin of some of the marked birds they are observing.  He will also show some photos of other species of birds you can expect to see along the beaches or in the bay.

To register for this event, go here.