Announcement of Training for Stornetta and Big River Breeding Bird Surveys
- As previously announced, there will be three breeding bird surveys along the Mendocino Coast this spring: Point Cabrillo Preserve, Big River State Park, and the BLM Stornetta Preserve. Volunteers are needed for each project.
A training and orientation session for the Stornetta count will be held on Saturday, April 23 at the Point Arena High School library. The classroom training will begin at 9:00 am and will be followed by an outdoor exercise on Miner Hole Road.
The first training session for the Big River survey will be held on Sunday, April 24, at Room 10 (south side) of the Mendocino High School. Again, the classroom training will begin at 9:00 am and will be followed by an outdoor exercise at the river. A second field training session will occur on Saturday, April 30, at the gate to the Big River Haul Road at 7:30 am.
Ron LeValley of Mad River Biologists will lead all training sessions. Special emphasis will be placed on identification of bird songs and calls. These trainings are sponsored by Mendocino Coast Audubon Society, Mendocino Land Trust, and the Mendocino High School SONAR program.
For more information on these training sessions, or to volunteer to be part of the survey(s), please contact David Jensen at 964-8163 or simply reply to this message.
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