13th Annual Marbled Murrelet Community Science Survey

Join the 13th annual Marbled Murrelet community science survey on a spectacular stretch of Oregon’s coast near Yachats, Oregon. Training will be provided, so no prior experience is needed. This year, we are offering
two separate training sessions – join us for one or both, if you’d like.

Session 1- July 19/20th

Session 2- July 26/27th

Oregon State University ornithologist and Marbled Murrelet expert Kim Nelson and local naturalist Abigail DeYoung will lead the surveys with Paul Engelmeyer of Portland Audubon and manager of the Ten Mile
Creek Sanctuary. We’ll survey for endangered Marbled Murrelets in the Yachats vicinity. This area is Oregon’s stronghold for the murrelet and includes the 100,000 acre ‘Globally Significant’ Murrelet Important Bird
Area. We will be viewing and discussing old-growth forest habitat as well as the recently designated Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve and Seabird Protection Area. During the morning surveys, murrelets will be seen and/or heard on breeding territories and in their near-shore feeding areas.

Day 1 -–‘Survey training’ starts at 6:30 PM at the Yachats Commons (1555 Hwy 101, Yachats, OR). Survey site selections and directions (maps) will be distributed.
Day 2 -– ‘Morning survey’ at upland sites starts before sunrise and ends 2 hours later and ‘near-shore surveys’ (6 coastal sites) start at 9AM ends at 10 AM.

Please RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/KgY1ESmcep91uQ8I3. Contact Paul Engelmeyer at 541-547-4227 or pengelmeyer@peak.org for more information.

Camping is available at numerous campgrounds in the area:
http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/siuslaw/recreation/tripplanning/newpflor/index.shtml
http://oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=reserve.dsp_cabinsyurts

Yachats accommodations:
http://www.oceanhaven.com/
www.ocean-odyssey.com/
https://goyachats.com/
http://nwcoast.com/city/hotels.asp?yachats

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