California Brown Pelican Survey

Bird enthusiasts invited to join coast-wide effort on May 7 to spot Brown Pelicans

Two hour birding blitz along Pacific coast will aid conservation of an iconic species.

You're invited to join us to count Brown Pelicans in California, Oregon, Washington, and Baja Mexico, on May 7, 2016 from 5:00-7:00 PM. This citizen science birding blitz will capture a comprehensive snapshot of pelican abundance and age distribution. This information is needed to understand how potential threats from changes in weather patterns, changes in prey availability, and changes in habitat or contaminants, could impact Brown Pelican populations over the long term.

The survey is a joint project of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s eBird program, state agencies, and the Audubon network. Participants will report observations and photos through a special location in eBirdan online database of bird observations providing scientists, researchers and amateur naturalists with real-time data about bird distribution and abundance. If you're interested in volunteering your time, please visit our website here.

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