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British Columbia Beached Bird Survey

Main Project Information
Presented By Bird Studies Canada
Goal Monitor seabird mortality in British Columbia
Task Walk your local beach while looking for dead birds
Where British Columbia, Canada

Each month, volunteer citizen scientist along British Columbia's coast head to their local beaches to look for bird carcasses. It may sound grim, but the data collected during these surveys provides crucial baseline information on the causes and rates of seabird mortality. The resulting information provides a good indication of marine ecosystem health and can serve as an early detection system for changes in ocean conditions. No bird identification skills are required, all survey equipment is provided.

How to Join

Please email Karen at if you are interested in joining our team.

Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families, Seniors
Ideal Frequency Per month
Average Time An hour or so
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity At the beach
Training Materials
Media Mentions
and Publications
Tags beach, birds, oil
Project Updated 05/23/2018