Cancelled--Black Oystercatcher Survey Training

May 9, 2020 - 10:00 AM
USFWS Newport Office Meeting Room
2127 SE Marine Science Dr
Newport, OR 97365
U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Geological Survey, Friends of Cape Falcon, Haystack Rock Awareness Program, Friends of Haystack Rock, Audubon Society of Lincoln City, Cape Arago Audubon, Kalmiopsis Audubon

Black Oystercatcher.\Photo by Molly Sultany.
Black Oystercatcher.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

Note:  The organizers had been holding out, in hopes that coronavirus restrictions would be lifted in time to allow this citizen science training event t take place, but have now cancelled the in-person event.  Online webinars are being substituted, the first of which takes place Feb. 9 (today--see separate listing).

This year’s annual survey for Black Oystercatchers will focus just on identifying and monitoring nest sites—the abundance survey will not be done this year.  If you would be interested in learning more about Black Oystercatchers and this citizen science project, and would like to consider becoming a volunteer, you can explore the topic at a training session on Saturday, May 9, 10 a.m. in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s meeting room and the agency’s Newport office (2127 S.E. Marine Science Dr.).  The event, organized by Portland Audubon together with the Forest Service and other agencies and conservation groups, is free and open to all.

To learn more about the survey, see our article

To RSVP for the training session, go here.

For more information, contact Joe Liebezeit or Portland Audubon, (503) 329-6026,