Resources for Current Volunteers

Resources for Current Volunteers

 

Active Links:

 

 Carcass Collection Requests:

Please REFRIGERATE and contact us for a priority pick up

  • Marbled Murrelet
  • Snowy Plover
  • Least Tern
  • Scripps’ Murrelet
  • Ashy Storm-Petrel (only if very fresh)
  • Any other banded birds (only if very fresh)
  • Any other shorebird (only if very fresh)

Please collect these species (FREEZE)

  • Rhinoceros Auklet
    (only if fresh, otherwise do not collect)
  • Any procellarid
    (only if fresh; includes shearwaters, fulmars, albatrosses, and storm-petrels)
  • Ashy Storm-Petrel
    (okay to freeze if not fresh)
  • Any other banded birds
    (okay to freeze if not fresh)
  • Any other shorebird
    (okay to freeze if not fresh)
  • Oiled birds
    (carcasses frozen, or an oiled feather sample can be taken and frozen)

 

Volunteers Connie and Stanley find Sponge Bob on a survey of Fort Ord Dunes State Beach. Condition: fresh collected.
 
 
 
 

 

Data Collection Materials:

BeachCOMBER species codes          Current Data Form

   

Supplies List

For supplies, please email beachcombersmb@gmail.com

Required:

  • Clipboard
  • Tape Measure
  • Clippers
  • Beached Marine Bird and Mammal Guide
  • Hemp rope to mark pinnipeds
  • Pencils
  • Bird identification guide (National Geographic)
  • Brown paper bags (for oiled carcasses, feathers, tarballs)
  • Plastic trash bags (for fresh carcasses, non-oiled)
  • Oil sampling supplies
  • NEW Oil-Data-Reference Sheet
  • Evidence envelopes
  • Aluminum foil
  • Clean gloves
  • Rubber gloves
  • Permit (provided by program manager)

Optional:

  • Pencil sharpener
  • Hand cleaner
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen and protective gear for weather
  • Refreshments and water