Apr
29

Brown Pelican Survey Training

When
April 29, 2021 - 6:00 AM
Where
Online
Sponsors
Portland Audubon
Cost
Free

Brown Pelican in flight.\Photo by Mick Thompson.

Although the Brown Pelican was removed from the Endangered Species List in 2009, new threats are challenging this bird’s survival. Citizen science surveys help to define the distribution and abundance of Brown Pelicans and track shifts in population structure to help us better protect this majestic bird. Learn more about the Brown Pelican Survey here.

The goal of these surveys is to help us define the distribution and abundance of Brown Pelicans and track shifts in population structure to help us better protect this majestic bird. This project also informs our larger efforts to protect forage fish species that are vital prey for seabirds, marine mammals and commercially important fish like salmon.

If you would like to learn more about this amazing bird and are interested in helping with Portland Audubon’s community science effort to monitor Brown Pelicans, consider attending this informational presentation and training at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 29. The optional training will cover Brown Pelican life history, conservation challenges they face, and instructions on how to participate in our pelican survey program.  Surveys are conducted spring and fall.  Special Covid-19 protocols are observed, but the surveys go on.

To register for this training session, go here.

Contact Joe Liebezeit at jliebezeit@audubonportland.org if you have questions.