Puget Sound Bird Observatory will be offering a Point Count Training on Sunday evening, June 8, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:30. The training will be held in Shoreline at Fire Station #65 located at 145 NE 155th, Shoreline, Washington 98155. Field training will follow on Monday morning, June 9th from 6:00 to 7:30.
Point counts are a method used to inventory and monitor bird populations. Some sight/sound identification skills are useful for the class, but strategies for learning bird sounds will be covered in the class. The course will also cover applications for point count monitoring, distance monitoring, Breeding Bird Survey monitoring, spot mapping, transects and some tricks of the trade to reduce errors in detection and data recording.
There is a $30.00 fee for the course ($25.00 for PSBO members). To register for the class, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (425) 876-1055.