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Point Cabrillo Breeding Bird Survey

This count, which originated in 1995, is the Mendocino Coast Audubon Society’s longest running breeding bird survey. The data gathered during that period show the gradual changes in nesting distribution that result from the spread of willow stands, the maturation of young pines, and the removal of non-native species by State Parks staff.

During each odd-numbered year, volunteers conduct three surveys during May and early June. The preserve is divided into three territories that run from the headlands to the old highway and back. This is a great project for those who like to hike. The surveys start at 6:00 in the morning and end by 8:30. Volunteers with any level of experience are welcome to join our experienced team leaders in this group effort. Our next survey will be conducted in May of 2015.

For more information, contact David Jensen at