Cape Perpetua Fall Speaker Series
Enjoy a variety of free educational presentations hosted by the Cape Perpetua Collaborative. Guest speaker presentations will be held each Saturday at 10:00am, from November 7 until December 19 (excluding holidays). Fall presentations will include a special focus on climate change, Black Oystercatchers, lichens, Fivemile-Bell Landscape Restoration and gray whale migration . All events are free and held virtually on Zoom this season.
November 21 at 10:00am - Presenting Joe Liebezeit, Oregon’s Black Oystercatchers and Rocky Habitats: Revealing its Mysteries to Help Protect a Species of Conservation Concern
The Black Oystercatcher is a unique shorebird of conservation concern that depends on rocky shoreline habitats. During this presentation, Joe Liebezeit will share about this bird’s unique life history, conservation challenges, and results of the multi-year monitoring effort. Since 2015, Portland Audubon, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and coastal partners have been monitoring this species along Oregon’s Coast with the help of a team of community scientists. Learn about how this work is being used to advance conservation of oystercatchers and Oregon’s rocky habitats and how you can be involved!