Friday, February 8, 2013

American Oystercatcher Survey Vols needed

From NYSBIRDS listserve:

Subject: Request for help American Oystercatchers in NYC

From: Susan Elbin

Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2013 16:14:20 -0500

X-Message-Number: 5

Attention Shorebirders!

If anyone is going to be at Jones Beach, Point Look-Out, or the beaches of

Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways, we need your help.

As part of an American Oystercatcher project, we are working with Shiloh

Schulte (Manomet Center for Conservation Science). He has been flying

over beaches of New York City, looking for roosting birds. He would appreciate some help

with ground-truthing. The sites mentioned above are the places Shiloh flew

over those sites on February 5, 2013. If anyone can get to those sites

today � or within the next 7 days, within 2 hours on either side of high

tide � please let me know.

The information needed:

Your Name


Time of Day

Weather (temperature, precipitation)

Time of High Tide

Number of birds seen. (REMEMBER: Zero is an important number!)

Any additional observations (banded birds, etc)

Number of people in your group

Amount of time spent at the site

Thank you for your help on this important � and fun!! � project.

Susan Elbin


Susan B. Elbin, Ph.D.

Director of Conservation and Science