Cannon Beach Library

World of Haystack Rock Library Lecture Series 2021: Just How do You Monitor the Puffins? (VIRTUAL)

Join us Wednesday, May 12th via Facebook Live @Friends of Haystack. Tim Halloran will present, “Just how do you monitor the puffins?“ Tim will answer this frequently asked question, share his experiences on the beach, and highlight the puffin behavior he has observed. He will describe puffin research worldwide, with particular focus on the Cannon Beach data. If you wonder why so many seabird populations have declined by 90% in our lifetimes, and are concerned about the fate of our tufted puffin colony, then this program will provide food for thought.

Tim Halloran got his start as a birder in 1969 at Western Illinois University. He taught high school biology for 14 years before transitioning to the university level. He began volunteering for HRAP in 2010 and started monitoring Puffins for USFW in 2012. Tim now lives in Vancouver, Washington and has an apartment in Cannon Beach.

Friends of Haystack Rock are excited to announce an EXTENDED lecture series this year! Friends of Haystack Rock have declared 2021 “The Year of the Puffin.” To raise awareness about the rapid decline of their population in the lower 48, the extended lecture series will focus exclusively on issues surrounding the tufted puffins. Stay tuned on the second Wednesday of the month all summer long.

Friends of Haystack Rock is a nonprofit organization focused on keeping Haystack Rock healthy and thriving. Their mission is to promote the preservation and protection of the intertidal life and birds that inhabit the Marine Garden and Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge at Haystack Rock. They do this in cooperation with the Haystack Rock Awareness Program (HRAP) and other partnerships.

Tufted Puffins

Photo credit TiffanyBoothe/SeasideAquarium






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