Spring Pelican Survey

May 18, 2019 - 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
18 sites on the Oregon coast
Audubon Society of Portland, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Brown Pelicans.\Photo by Dennis White.
Brown Pelicans.\Photo by Dennis White.

The annual spring Pacific Brown Pelican Survey is coming up Saturday, May 18.  (There will also be a fall survey on Sept. 14).  Veterans of the survey are asked to step up again; new volunteers are welcomed. 

Organized by the Audubon Society, these surveys offer volunteers a chance to contribute to citizen science on a one-shot basis.  Volunteers are assigned specific sites (so it is essential to RSVP).  They monitor those sites for at least one hour during a four-hour period ending at dusk.  In Oregon, the hours 5-9 p.m. have been designated.  The sites range from Chetco Point on the south coast to Fort Stevens State Park at the extreme north.  Here is a link to the protocol you will use.   

 For information, to obtain a list of the sites, or to volunteer, contact Joe Liebezeit, Portland Audubon’s avian conservation manager, at, (971) 222-6121.