Subject: Request for help American Oystercatchers in NYC
From: Susan Elbin
Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2013 16:14:20 -0500
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:
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 B. Elbin, Ph.D.
Director of Conservation and Science