COASST Beached Birds Training

BEACHWALKERS & BIRDERS WANTED!Help make a difference for the environment by collecting data for the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST).  COASST is a citizen science project dedicated to involving volunteers in the collection of high quality data on the status of coastal beaches, and trends of seabirds. Our goal is to assist government agencies and other organizations in making informed management and conservation decisions, and promote proactive citizen involvement and action. COASST volunteers count and identify bird carcasses that wash ashore along ocean beaches from northern California to Alaska.  Volunteers need NO experience with birds, just a commitment to survey a specific beach each month.If you are interested in participating, join COASST staff for a full, 5-hour training session. Hear about how COASST started, learn how to use the custom Beached Birds field guide, and try out your new skills with some actual specimens.  There is no charge to attend trainings, but plan to provide a $20 refundable deposit if you would like to take home a COASST volunteer kit complete with a COASST Beached Birds field guide. Training activities take place indoors.SUNDAY, MARCH 18th 201810:00-4:00PMDel Norte County Fairgrounds - Director's Room421 Hwy 101 NorthCrescent City, CA 95531To reserve your spot at a training session, please contact coasst@uw.edu or 206-221-6893. If you can’t attend this event, please contact us for additional information on upcoming events and trainings. 

Date: 
03/18/2018 - 10:00