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Puget Sound Seabird Survey

September 26, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Puget Sound Seabird Survey (PSSS) Recruiting Volunteers

Go birding and make a difference!

Barrows Goldeneye by Doug Schurman

Are seabirds in Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca increasing or declining in numbers? Which species are changing their range? Help us find out.

The Puget Sound Seabird Survey (PSSS) is a citizen-science project managed by Seattle Audubon that empowers volunteer birdwatchers to gather valuable data on wintering seabird populations across Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Together, our team creates a snapshot of seabird density and abundance on more than 2,400 acres of nearshore saltwater habitat.

You can contribute to vital seabird science by joining the eleventh season of Seattle Audubon’s Puget Sound Seabird Survey. We are now recruiting enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers to help us monitor the status of our local wintering seabirds.

Training on survey methodology will be provided on Tuesday, 26th September at Fort Worden Park, adjacent to the Port Townsend Marine Science Center. The training will take place outside at one of the picnic tables next to the parking lot from 5:30pm – 7:30pm. Click here for a Google Map of the location.

The first seabird survey of the season will take place on October 7, 2017. Volunteers should be able to identify Puget Sound’s seabird species and be available on the first Saturday of each month, October through April, to conduct a 30-minute seabird survey. But, if determining between Lesser and Greater Scaup is a challenge, we’ll team you up with more knowledgeable surveyors. Learn more at www.seabirdsurvey.org and email Toby Ross, Science Manager (tobyr@seattleaudubon.org) if you would like more information or to take part.



September 26, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Seattle Audubon