2019 Seabird Monitoring Survey

Volunteers needed!

Morro Coast Audubon is looking for motivated volunteers to conduct seabird monitoring surveys along the Central Coast beginning in April and ending in July. All work is conducted from the shoreline and no previous experience is necessary. We will train you in species identification, survey protocol, and provide spotting scopes. Each volunteer will be responsible for completing one survey a month, which takes between 3-4 hours, at the location of their choice. Surveys locations are Estero Bluffs, Montaña de Oro, and Shell Beach. Surveys at Montaña de Oro and Estero Bluffs require surveyors to hike with a spotting scope. The data collected is part of a statewide effort to monitor seabirds that use the coastline for nesting and foraging and document human caused disturbance of seabirds. The data is ultimately used to shape conservation efforts and policy.

To learn more, please attend our Introductory Meeting on Wednesday, March 20th from 5:30-7:00 pm at the Morro Coast Audubon Office, 601 Embarcadero #14 (upstairs in Marina Square), Morro Bay, CA.

Field trainings will be held as follows:
      Shell Beach - Sunday March 24, 11:00 -2:00 pm
      Estero Bluffs - Saturday March 30, 8:00 -11:00 am
      Montaña de Oro - Saturday March 30, 12:30 - 3:30 pm

Please RSVP to sarannsnyder@gmail.com.

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