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Pigeon Guillemot Study Training
May 11 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 amFree
Citizen Scientist Volunteers Needed to Monitor Seabirds This Summer
Training date: May 11, from 9:30 – 11:30
Where: Dungeness River Audubon Center
Contact: Ed Bowlby (firstname.lastname@example.org)
If you like to watch seabirds along beaches, please consider joining a team this summer to monitor Pigeon Guillemots as an indicator species for nearshore health. It only requires one hour of your time one day per week (to be completed before 9 a.m.), from June through August. This is an ongoing project co-sponsored by Clallam County Marine Resources Committee and Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society. We realize people can’t always be available (vacations, etc.), so we try to train more citizen scientists to backfill for each other. You will receive protocol training to record bird attendance at their burrow nest sites on sea bluffs, to note fish prey that they deliver to their chicks, and to record any disturbance (e.g., eagle fly overs). The training date is May 11, from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. at the Dungeness River Audubon Center. If you are interested, please reserve a seat with Ed Bowlby (email@example.com) with your contact info. He will relay more details for both the training as well as protocols to follow. Returning volunteers should also attend as a refresher, since there have been slight modifications in protocols as well as a new field data card (easier to use). Also please relay any sightings of pigeon guillemot concentrations near beaches for potential new monitoring sites.