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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. OPAS members are among the survey volunteers and training for monitoring nesting colonies of Pigeon Guillemots was provided by Francis Wood of Whidbey Audubon. Volunteers were trained to conduct weekly one-hour morning sessions (before 9:00 a.m.) at assigned beach locations from June thru September. Establishing teams for each Guillemot colony will allow for vacation for volunteers.

Pigeon Guillemots

Pigeon Guillemots

Current survey locations are Port Williams beach and the base of the Dungeness Spit.

If you have an interest in participating in the survey, please contact Ed Bowlby at

More information can be found at the project website: