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Updated 08/07/2016
Presented by Seattle Audubon Society
Participation fee $0
Expenses $0
Spend the time outdoors
Location Clallam County, Washington, United States of America
Island County, Washington, United States of America
Jefferson County, Washington, United States of America
King County, Washington, United States of America
Kitsap County, Washington, United States of America
Pierce County, Washington, United States of America
Snohomish County, Washington, United States of America
Thurston County, Washington, United States of America
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Puget Sound Seabird Survey


Gather valuable data on wintering seabirds in Puget Sound.
From October to April, conduct simple seabird surveys each month

You can pre-register for this project!

Project locations:

  • Clallam County, Washington, United States of America
  • Island County, Washington, United States of America
  • Jefferson County, Washington, United States of America
  • King County, Washington, United States of America
  • Kitsap County, Washington, United States of America
  • Pierce County, Washington, United States of America
  • Snohomish County, Washington, United States of America
  • Thurston County, Washington, United States of America

Volunteer birdwatchers with the Puget Sound Seabird Survey gather valuable data on wintering seabird populations in Puget Sound. The project is organized by the Seattle Audubon Society.

During monthly winter surveys from October to April, volunteers identify and count birds from the Puget Sound shoreline using a protocol designed by leading seabird researchers. Volunteers count all species of coastal seabirds including geese, ducks, swans, loons, grebes, cormorants, gulls, terns, and alcids. These data will be used to create a snapshot of seabird density on more than 2,400 acres of nearshore saltwater habitat.

Puget Sound Seabird Survey is the only land-based, multi-month survey in the Puget Sound region.




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