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Swan Study Training (full)

October 24, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Swan Study Needs Volunteers

When: Tuesday, October 24 at 10 AM

Where: Dungeness River Audubon Center

Trumpeter Swans in Sequim Field
Photo by Dow Lambert

Each winter, birders look forward to the return of swans to the Dungeness Valley. However, did youknow that along with simply enjoying their presence, Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society (OPAS) members are also counting Trumpeter and Tundra Swans as part of an ongoing citizen science project?

Since 2011, volunteers from OPAS surveyed Trumpeter and Tundra Swans to determine where they are feeding and roosting. They also monitored how well the swans were surviving by reporting any sick, injured or dead birds.

We are doing it again this year and we need your help. The study will be conducted once a week from November until the end of March with the objective of identifying in what areas they feed, and what areas are used as a night-time roost. If we have enough volunteers, you should anticipate having to survey only once a month as each week is assigned to one volunteer or team.

Martha Jordan, Executive Director of the Northwest Swan Conservation Association will provide training for the study at 10 AM on Tuesday, October 24 at the Dungeness River Audubon Center. Come and see what this project is all about and how you can enjoy a day out in the field and make a difference.

Audubon encourages participation in citizen science as a way for you to generate vital information for the conservation of birds. If you can volunteer this winter, please contact Mary Porter-Solberg at 360-683-8072. Please RSVP at the same telephone number if you plan to attend the training class.


October 24, 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Dungeness River Audubon Center
Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382