COASST program to train Sitka beach walkers for seabird mortality surveys

Help make a difference for the environment by collecting beached bird data for the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST). COASST is a citizen science program involving participants in the collection of high quality data used in natural resource management and conservation decisions.
Beached bird participants systematically count and identify bird carcasses to help determine baselines for seabird mortality along the North Pacific coast. No prior experience is necessary, just a commitment to survey a specific beach (about three-quarters of a mile) each month.
If you are interested in participating, visit our website to learn more about our program and join us our training session.
BEACHED BIRDS TRAINING
Sunday July 1
Noon to 6 p.m.
Karsh Classroom
834 Lincoln Street
Sitka, AK 99835
There is no charge to attend, but we ask participants to provide a $20 refundable deposit if you would like to take home a COASST survey toolkit. Beach surveys are best conducted in groups of two or more – please come with a survey partner in mind or plan to join a team during training. Training activities take place indoors. Please plan to bring a sack lunch for our mid-day break.
RSVP to COASST participation coordinator Jackie Lindsey at coasst@uw.edu or 206-221-6893. If you’re unable to attend, please email us to let us know that you’d like to be contacted about future trainings near you.
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