Nature Night: Wild Stories from the History of Bird Migration Research

Have you ever wondered about the science behind the study of bird migration? While working for the American Ornithological Society, Rebecca Heisman became fascinated with the techniques that scientists have used to study bird migration, and this eventually became the basis for her book Flight Paths. Join us to hear her discuss why understanding migration is so crucial for bird conservation.

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Go Lights Out 2023 Kickoff

Portland Portland, OR

Mark your calendar for Lights Out Portland, a one-night event in which residential households and commercial buildings dim their lighting in order to raise awareness about the impact of light pollution on migrating birds, about wasted energy in the form of light thrown up into the sky, and about preserving our ability to see stars from the city.

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Nature Night: Environmental Justice Through Music Making and Bird Watching

Virtual

Historically redlined neighborhoods are the most undersampled urban areas for bird biodiversity today, which can impact conservation priorities and further urban environmental inequities. Join us to hear from Diego Ellis Soto, who will share his research into the role of humans in shaping the past, present, and future of our natural world.

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Virtual Snowy Plover Patrol Training – April 3 & 4, 2024

Virtual Training OR, United States

We will be hosting online webinars for the classroom portion of the Snowy Plover training. This series will be presented twice and will be broken into four modules. They cover all relevant topics needed to understand Snowy Plovers and what we can do to help them.

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Nature Night: Conserving Coastal Birds

Virtual

Coastal birds live on the edge- at the interface between land and sea, the place where these birds call home is wild, unpredictable, and unforgiving, but for some birds, it's just another day at the beach. In this talk, Allison Anholt will share fascinating information about our coastal birds, from the rare coastal residents like Tufted Puffin and Snowy Plover, to the seabirds that nest in giant groups all along our coast.

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Go Lights Out Spring 2024

Portland Portland, OR

Mark your calendar for Lights Out Portland, in which residential households and commercial buildings dim their lighting in order to raise awareness about the impact of light pollution on migrating birds, about wasted energy in the form of light thrown up into the sky, and about preserving our ability to see stars from the city.

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In-Person Snowy Plover Patrol Training – April 20, 2024

Nehalem Bay State Park 9500 Sandpiper Ln, Nehalem, OR

We will be hosting an in-person training to participate in the Plover Patrol. The first two hours will be the indoor learning portion and broken into four modules, followed by an optional two hour field trip to the Nehalem Snowy Plover Management Area to practice observing plovers (weather dependent). This training will cover all relevant topics needed to understand Snowy Plovers and what we can do to help them.

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In-Person Black Oystercatcher Community Science Training – April 27, 2024

Cannon Beach City Hall

Black Oystercatchers are a striking and easily recognizable bird in which we share our coast. Learn more about this amazing bird and are interested in helping with Bird Alliance of Oregon's community science effort to monitor oystercatchers on the coast, consider attending this training. The training will cover Black Oystercatcher life history, conservation challenges they face, and instructions on how to participate in our abundance and nest monitoring program.

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Virtual Black Oystercatcher Community Science Training – May 2, 2024

Virtual Training OR, United States

Black Oystercatchers are a striking and easily recognizable bird in which we share our coast. Learn more about this amazing bird and are interested in helping with Bird Alliance of Oregon's community science effort to monitor oystercatchers on the coast, consider attending this training. The training will cover Black Oystercatcher life history, conservation challenges they face, and instructions on how to participate in our abundance and nest monitoring program.

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Malheur Big Sit 2024

Malheur National Wildlife Headquarters 36391 Sodhouse Ln, Princeton, OR

Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day at our third annual Malheur Big Sit. This is an accessible, inclusive outing and BIPOC, LGBTQ+, disabled, and beginning birders and bird-enthusiasts are welcome.

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