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Community Science Projects

Community Science – OPAS is involved in several Community Science Projects, some that include partnering with other organizations. OPAS members have participated in training sessions, built nesting boxes, gathered data and conducted surveys. Click on each project below to read more.



Trumpeter/Tundra Swan Survey

    Swan Study – Since the winter of 2011/2012, OPAS has partnered with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Washington Swan Stewards of the Trumpeter Swan Society to conduct a swan survey in the Sequim/Dungeness area.

Puget Sound Seabird Survey

Puget Sound Seabird Survey – Seattle Audubon’s Puget Sound Seabird Survey (PSSS) is a citizen-science survey where volunteer birdwatchers gather data on seabird populations.

Purple Martin Nest Box Project

Purple Martin Nest Box study – Records of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) reveal documented nesting colonies of Purple Martins in Clallam County from the 1920s.

Pigeon Guillemots

Pigeon Guillemot Survey

Pigeon Guillemot nesting survey – After a 2015 pilot Pigeon Guillemot nesting survey at Port Williams, the survey was organized and expanded in June, 2016 by Ed Bowlby.