Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Feeding Birds and Animals in the Winter

Dennis Linden passed along this link from the Washington State Dept. of Fish and Wildlife regarding the feeding of wildlife during the winter months. There are some good tips to follow.


Thursday, January 19, 2012

COASST Bird Training

The Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST) will be conducting training on Lopez, Orcas and San Juan Islands next month. As a COASST volunteer you select a beach to monitor monthly for dead birds. You learn how to identify the birds and report any findings to the Univ. of Washington School of Aquatic and Fisheries Services. If you are interested please RSVP by email or phone. Current volunteers are also welcome to refresh their bird identification skills. The schedule is as follows:

Friday Harbor Labs, Commons Building
620 University Rd, Friday Harbor
Saturday, February 11, 2012, 10am-4pm

Lopez Island Library
2225 Fisherman Bay Rd, Lopez Island
Sunday, February 12, 2012, 10am-4pm

Orcas Island Public Library
500 Rose St, Eastsound
Sunday, February 12, 2012, 12:30-6pm
Coffee, tea, and snacks will be provided for all events, but please bring a lunch as there will be a break mid-training. COASST volunteers and the general public are welcome to attend any of these events. All are free; participants that choose to become a new COASST volunteer and adopt a survey beach pay a $20 deposit on supplies and materials.

RSVP to: Annie Woods at coasst@u.washington.edu or phone her.
Volunteer Coordinator - COASST
School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-5020
ph (206) 221-6893