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Seabird Nest Colony Monitoring Virtual Training

June 13, 2020 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT

Important changes due to COVID-19: Seabird Nest Colony Monitoring Project surveys are currently moving forward under the following guidelines.

  • Only conduct surveys on your own or with members of your immediate household.
  • Only volunteers from the local area on the coast will be recruited (all volunteers from the Willamette Valley and elsewhere from the interior are being asked to not assist at this time)
  • If members of the public are encountered during the survey, all social distancing policies will be adhered (remain at least 6 feet away, bring sanitizer/disinfectant with you and clean your hands before and after your survey)
  • We will not actively recruit new volunteers at this point and will mostly rely on experienced volunteers. We will not be promoting the project or posting social media of monitoring sessions. Unlike in previous years we will not have volunteers do any formal outreach to the public until the situation improves.

Any sites that are currently closed (state parks, etc.) will not be visited for surveys. These plans may change. Please contact Joe Liebezeit at jliebezeit@audubonportland.org and Frances Buchanan at asopcoastalbirds@gmail.com with questions.


Even with the guidelines above regarding surveys, anyone is welcome to attend the virtual training and learn more about the project and seabirds.

Do you like seabirds and care about their welfare? Join a volunteer opportunity to monitor seabird nests at Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve. Learn more about the Seabird Nest Monitoring project

Portland Audubon and partners are monitoring seabird nesting colonies adjacent to the Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve in order to better understand how seabirds may respond to the new protections.

Partners: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, OSU, Sea Lion Caves, Cape Perpetua Collaborative, Friends of Cape Falcon, Haystack Rock Awareness Program


For more information about this project, please contact Joe Liebezeit at jliebezeit@audubonportland.org or Frances Buchanan at asopcoastalbirds@gmail.com.


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