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Puget Sound Seabird Survey

Main Project Information
Presented By Seattle Audubon Society
Goal Gather valuable data on wintering seabirds in Puget Sound.
Task From October to April, conduct simple seabird surveys each month
Where 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 Washington
Description

Volunteer birdwatchers with the Puget Sound Seabird Survey gather valuable data on wintering seabird populations in Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. 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.

How to Join

For information on how to join, contact the Science Manager at the Seattle Audubon Society, at science@seattleaudubon.org.

Project Timing Surveys are conducted on the first Saturday of the month, October through April. Surveys take between 15-30 minutes to conduct and are timed to coincide within 2 hours either side of the daylight high-tide. Contact the project coordinator for more details science@seattleaudubon.org
Website http://www.seattleaudubon.org/sas/About/Science/CitizenScience/PugetSoundSeabirdSurvey.aspx
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Participation Fee $0
Expenses $0
Special Skills Ideally seabird identification skills, ornithology, but a strong desire to learn these skills is also accepted.
Ideal Age Group College, Graduate students, Adults, Seniors
Ideal Frequency Per month
Average Time Less than an hour
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity At the beach
Training Materials http://www.seattleaudubon.org/sas/About/Science/CitizenScience/PugetSoundSeabirdSurvey/Toolkit.aspx
Media Mentions
and Publications
Tags bird, birding, birds, birdwatching, bird watching, ecology, monitor, monitoring, ornithology, seabird, seabirds, survey, surveys, wildlife survey
Project Updated 11/10/2016