This past weekend, the COASST interns (Shannon, Adrienne, Chelsea, An, Stephanie, Hilary) road tripped down to Long Beach, Washington and Cape Disappointment to do a COASST survey . It was a chance for all of us to experience conducting their own survey and learn more about beached bird species identification. Perusing the coast under the grand Pacific Northwest sunshine. There’s nothing better than that.
It wasn’t long until we had our first find. It was a wing that had been partially buried in the higher portion of the beach, and the team quickly got to work to try and identify what they had found.
The next step was to determine the species!
Soon we were on a roll. Not too much further from our first find, we come across another find: just a head!
After COASSTing, we had the rest of the day of explore Long Beach and Cape Disappointment – not a disappointment in any sense!