Registration is now open for a pair of overnight survey sessions for people interested in tracking Oregon’s population of marbled murrelets.

The sessions involve an overnight trip to Cape Perpetua near Yachats for the rare opportunity to see this endangered bird in both its old-growth forest nesting grounds and in nearshore waters. Surveys will be led by OSU marbled murrelet expert Kim Nelson and Paul Engelmeyer of Portland Audubon.

This project helps keep track of murrelet use of Oregon’s central coast habitats while also building support for efforts to protect this imperiled species.

Sessions will take place on Monday and Tuesday, July 22 and 23, and again on July 29 and 30. To RSVP, go to

For more info, contact Paul Engelmeyer at 541-547-4227 or

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