[Tweeters] Volunteer Event - Puget Sound Shorebird Count 12/4/22

Julia Trautmann jtrautmann at ecoinst.org
Tue Nov 15 10:43:38 PST 2022

Hi All,

I wanted to reach out to everyone again and spread the word about the
upcoming annual Puget Sound Shorebird Count
citizen science/volunteer event that the Ecostudies Institute
<https://ecoinst.org/> has been coordinating since 2012. This event is part
of the Pacific Flyway Shorebird Survey
<https://data.pointblue.org/apps/pfss/>, a long-term monitoring program for
wintering shorebirds led by Point Blue Conservation Science. This event
involves volunteers conducting shorebird counts at about 23 sites across
the Puget Sound, and the data is used to inform habitat conservation

We have decided to hold the 2022 Puget Sound Shorebird Count on *Sunday,
December 4th* due to scheduling conflicts with the Puget Sound Seabird
Survey on the 3rd. The surveys will take place the *morning of the 4th*,
and volunteers should allow ~1hr at their site(s). Because the ideal tide
windows are different at each site, the times of these surveys will differ
by location. I will be contacting prospective volunteers soon with more
information about the exact times of each survey.

If you are interested in participating and have not already done so, please
fill out this Google Form
your availability and site preferences. If any information has changed
since completing this survey, feel free to send me an email or fill out a
new form. From the results of the survey so far, it looks like we still
need volunteers to survey Blaine Bay (Site: Semiahoo Bay), Samish Bay
(Site: Alice Bay), Fidalgo Bay, and South Puget Sound (Site: Kennedy

For all volunteers, we highly recommend exploring the volunteer resources
our website. Here, you can find the survey protocol, site maps and
descriptions, and a training video as well. Please reach out to me if you
have any questions or concerns!

Thank you for your interest and contribution to this initiative!

Julia Trautmann

Helpful links and additional information:

Puget Sound Shorebird Count General Info


Pacific Flyway Shorebird Survey Info



Volunteer Resources


Shorebird Identification Guide


*Julia Trautmann (she/her)*
Americorps Avian Science Technician
Ecostudies Institute
Olympia, WA
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