Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Docent training and the wall of death

The new class of docents for the Miracles of the Marsh program sponsored by the Bolsa Chica Land Trust was out at Bolsa Chica today. As part of the tour they walked along the trail by the wall of death. As Marinka Horack and two of the docents were walking along the wall they witnessed a flycatcher hit the wall. Fortunately it was only stunned at not killed. This happened around noon close to the model homes.

I met with Erin Dean today from the USFWS to give her two dead birds collected at the wall. If you see a dead bird along the trail by the glass wall at the Brighwater development, you may collect it if you follow the procedures below.

If you have a camera with you, please take a picture of the bird in place to show where it hit the wall, and include a description of the area if possible. For example how far down the trail or how far from the model homes etc.

If you have a GPS unit, GPS coordinates would be very helpful.

After collecting the bird please call the USFWS enforcement office at 310-328-1516 to report you have the bird. The office will then call me with your contact information. I have a salvage permit and am the drop point in Huntington Beach for the dead birds. I will contact you to pick up the bird you collected.

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