If you like long walks on the beach and counting dead birds then join the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST) at the Grays Harbor Shorebird and Nature Festival and help make a difference for the environment by collect data that contributes to bird mortality rates on the coast.

COASST participants team with the University of Washington and the School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences to collect data on beach-cast carcasses of marine birds on a monthly basis to establish the baseline pattern of bird mortality on North Pacific beaches. Data collected helps address important marine conservation issues and protect marine resources. Beach surveys are best conducted in groups of 2 or more, organizers suggest you come with a survey partner in mind or plan to join a team during training.

The COASST team will be setup at the Grays Harbor Shorebird and Nature Festival on Saturday, May 4th from 10:00 am–4:00 pm in the Choir Room of the Hoquiam Middle School at 200 North Spencer Street in Hoquiam.

The following day they’ll be at the PUD Auditorium in Long Beach.

May 4, 2019
10:00 am–4:00 pm
Hoquiam Middle School – Choir Room
200 N. Spencer St,
Hoquiam, WA 98550

May 5, 2019
10:00 am–4:00 pm
PUD Auditorium
9610 Sandridge Rd
Long Beach, WA 98631