Category: Citizen Science

Volunteer Seabird Monitors Share Stories

“I had the opportunity to share my binoculars with about eight people looking at the seals on the bluff above Jenner. What they hadn’t seen was there were two bald eagles next to the surf and about 15 or 16 different cormorants fishing right in the mouth.…

From the Flight Deck, Part 2: Wildlife conservation collaborations: the USCG Auxiliary, West Coast National Marine Sanctuaries, and Wildlife Protection

By Ron Darcey, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Assistant District Staff Officer – Aviation/Training Successful conservation of marine and coastal species is accomplished through numerous partnerships among local, state, and federal agencies, and non-profit organizations. This is especially true for the Seabird Protection Network. This article…

Watching Seabirds on the Sonoma Coast: an Intimate Perspective

Hollis Bewley is a naturalist, photographer, seabird enthusiast, and partner of the Seabird Protection Network. Hollis coordinates citizen scientist surveys of seabirds on the Sonoma Coast with the Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods. Hollis recently received an award from the Madrone Audubon chapter for…

Network Featured in the All-Bird Bulletin

Citizen Science Supporting Seabird Conservation on Public Lands in California James Weigand, Ecologist, Bureau of Land Management California State Office One of the greatest resources for science on federal public lands is the people who live close to these lands. By engaging in scientific data…

From the Flight Deck

Successful conservation of marine and coastal species is accomplished through numerous partnerships between local, state and federal agencies, and non-profit organizations. This is especially true for the Seabird Protection Network. This article is the first of a two-part series about our partnership with the U.S.…

A View through the Spotting Scope

Article written by Crystal Bechaver, Biologist, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service It’s not every day that a job comes along that allows one to sit along the coast and gaze out over the ocean watching seabirds, whales, dolphins, and pinnipeds go about their day. I…