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California Brown Pelican Citizen Science Survey

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is partnering with Audubon and Cornell Lab of Ornithology to launch the first ever citizen science survey for California brown pelicans across the Pacific coast! The survey will take place during a two hour window from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. May 7, 2016 across more than 100 sites in Washington, Oregon, and California, and will help conservation professionals collect important data on the distribution and abundance of California brown pelicans across the Pacific coast.

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Geographic Scope: Pacific coastline including 113 sites across Oregon, Washington and California

Project Status: Active - recruiting volunteers

Participation Tasks: Classification or tagging, Data entry, Geolocation, Identification, Measurement, Observation, Photography, Site selection and/or description,

Start Date: 2016-05-07

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Fields of Science: Animals, Biology, Birds, Climate and weather, Ecology and environment, Nature and outdoors, Ocean/water and marine, Science policy

Intended Outcomes: Research development, Civic and community, Individual learning, Conservation,